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  1. Field Format - Report Wide

    We often have columns or measures that we want to be formatted the same in EVERY report tab in EVERY visual the same way. There is no universal method to format a measure in every visual in a report. We have to go into each visual on each report tab and do the exact same field formatting (colors, etc.) in each visual. We would like there to be a Universal option.

    And, you know what will come next? :-) No doubt, somebody will want the formatting to be report wide EXCEPT for one single visual somewhere. Is that possible too?

    422 votes
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  2. Allow for Custom Hyperlinks

    Currently Power BI only allows standard hyperlinks such as http:// https:// ftp:// file:// etc.…

    Please either allow for a non-Standard link such as:
    “Epicact:ADTPATIENTSTATION,InfoName:PatientID,InfoValue: ***,InfoCvtID:EPT”

    OR

    Allow for the creation of dynamic html based columns that function as hyperlinks such as:
    Using a calculated column like
    HTML Patient Station = "<a href=EpicAct:UCWSNAPSHOT,RUNPARAMS:,INFONAME:PATIENTID,INFOVALUE:" & format(Query1[PATID],"000000") &">"& Query1[PAT_NAME] & "</a><p>"

    This functionality would be extremely useful not only for integration with our Electronic Medical Record, but potential integration with other applications.

    Possibly even allow the ability to toggle on or off the functionality in the Admin Portal or…

    30 votes
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  3. Format Strings don't work on a SSAS Model with Calculation Group(s)

    AAS recently implemented Calculation Groups with big fanfare.

    However any SSAS / AAS Cube that has any users using Power BI in Live Connect mode cannot add this feature to their cube. I would be willing to bet this is > 95% of all Microsofts Cube customers.

    The problem is that any graphical visual (i.e. not table/matrix/card) will not honour any format string (static or dynamic).

    This means that any simple measure that shows a % will show as a decimal 0.01 instead of 1%.

    This is such a jarring issue for users it means that we cannot use the…

    55 votes
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  4. Visibilty (Hide an Item)

    Develop an item formatting property which allows to set the visibility of a report item when you want to conditionally hide the item based on a report parameter or some other expression that you specify (also DAX expressions).

    You can develop this incrementally starting from visuals, then text boxes, then shapes and buttons....

    If you want to go the extra mile, you can also develop a functionality that allows the final user to toggle the visibility of report items.

    For more information and since it was an available and really useful capability see "Add an Expand or Collapse Action to…

    756 votes
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  5. Navigation between Reports

    In order to navigate between different reports within the power BI service, we can use the buttons directed to an URL, it would be interesting to be able to choose that the url does not open in a new window as long as the address is a report from the same power BI work environment or, that you could choose instead of the url, directly a specific report from PowerBi. In this way you can create interactively the navigation between different reports directly from the reports themselves.

    14 votes
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  6. Make it easier for everyone to choose horizontal slicer layout

    Add a drop down option to slicer to choose "horizontal" list, and name it something meaningful like "button layout"

    27 votes
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  7. Toggle Counts on/off in Filter Pane

    The new Filter Pane experience is really nice. However, the count numbers next to the selection boxes in the Basic drop downs can be confusing to users - they can have no relevance to what is showing on the page. Please add functionality to where these counts be toggled off!

    211 votes
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  8. Please include the option of Exporting Power BI reports to Excel which will include all the items present in the report

    Please upgrade the feature of Exporting Power BI reports to Excel which will include all the items present in the report.

    Currently Power BI reports exports only the individual visualization(Table/Matrix) by clicking on "..." options but instead we want to export the whole report at once.

    Just like how the SSRS reports exports into excel by keeping the logos, headers, formatting and other items when exported to excel.

    Requesting Microsoft Power BI team to include this functionality in Power BI as this is a life saver and absolutely necessary for our Organization.

    Thank you

    82 votes
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  9. Simple conditional formatting for positive and negative values

    Add a check box in the conditional formatting screens for icons, background and font to allow a simple Positive / Negative / Neutral .

    The current layout is confusing for users

    25 votes
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  10. We would like Shape map available for India and its states

    We would like Shape map available for India and its states. It should allow us to customize the data with increase/decrease in no. of districts

    9 votes
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  11. Powerbi SSAS Table Sequencing - no option of model sort

    When we develop a SSAS tabular model in Visual studio, there is option to sort the table\column by model sort. .
    Powerbi ignores the table sequencing and always sorts it alphabetically .

    Feature Suggestion - Powerbi should sequence the table\columns as it is (model sort) and in addition provide option to switch between alphabetical vs model sort

    13 votes
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  12. Turn on ONE option in visual header by clicking on it, not by turning on everything, and unclicking other

    Right now you have c.a. 16 option in visual header, so when you want to turn on only one of them (f.e. focus mode), you need to turn on everything and then click 15 times to unclick unnecessary options. It could work like the slicer: you may click on "select all" or just choose the ones you want.
    Think of the report with 20 pages x 5 visuals on page, it is a lot of clicking... :)

    14 votes
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  13. Report subscriptions and filters

    Have the ability to create subscriptions to bookmarks and or create subscriptions to reports with filters applied.

    32 votes
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  14. add security roles for separate pages (not RLS)

    row level security makes it hard to hide EVERYTHING from a specific client as the data model would be too complicated to structure for RLS to be applied to entire report.

    so if there is a way to add security on a per page basis, that would be great.

    812 votes
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  15. Separate settings for Export Data and Build Permission

    The current setup of Build Permission is too extensive and I see a need to find a middle ground in terms of data access permission. What I (and I assume others) need is a middle-level configuration where users cannot build new reports on the dataset (including analyze-in-excel), but can still use Export to Excel based on pre-configuered visuals. This way the developer can control what data granularity or filter is available to the consumers.

    This ties in to existing requests to disable Analyze-in-Excel feature specifically, and now expands into the broader scenario of Build Permission and shared datasets.

    Related post…

    91 votes
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  16. Enhance Export to PDF, PowerPoint and Subscribe to include full report, not screen shot

    Show ALL information in the report (don’t cut it off) when you: A) Export to PDF, B) Export to PowerPoint, and C) Subscribe to report

    7 votes
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  17. Option to default all visuals to cross filter instead of cross highlight should be added next to Format Ribbon next to Edit Interactions

    Rather than digging into Options and Settings > Options > Current Report, it would be great to have a check box right next to the Edit Interactions button.

    14 votes
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  18. B2B Workspace Contributors not able to republish reports via Power BI Service

    B2B users, set up as Contributors to a workspace, are unable to replace a report with an updated version. Contributors do not have access to modify a dataset, which is required when republishing a report with a modified version. The contributor role should include data set replacement privileges.

    The option where you can enable particular users to modify a report via the dataset tab is inefficient in a large organization using a premium capacity with a large number of contributors distributed across many teams.

    34 votes
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  19. Please add a feature to convert HEX code into color in filter in Power BI

    I have a column of project name and Hex code.

    Project name| Hex code

     P1                 #32C44F
    
    P3 #67FA7F

    I want to show color in filter. There is no provision to convert HEX code into color in column.
    We can achieve the same by having image URL of the same in data but directly its not possible.

    7 votes
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  20. Change Default Slicer Selection Controls

    The ability to set the default selection controls should be in the Options. When using a Slicer, I want to be able to turn OFF the Multi-select with CTRL and turn ON the Show "Select All" Option. This is the opposite of the current defaults. I would rather set this once for the entire report as the default my preferred method rather than having to change this on each slicer that has these options available.

    30 votes
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