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  1. DAX Query Language Visual

    I see big value in creating a visual that can display the results of a DAX query. One way this could be deployed is a follows.
    * Add the new visual to the report canvas
    * Write a DAX query that returns a table (of course) and add this to the visual
    * The visual would respect any cross filtering coming from the report just like any other visual.

    This would give report writers very granular control to display records without having to use a table visual and a measure that triggers the display of the correct records.

    1,336 votes
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    At the moment we don’t have any plans to implement this. It sounds like it’s mostly useful for learning/training? If there are other ‘production’ scenarios that you think it’d be useful, where a regular table/matrix wouldn’t work, please let us know in the comments!

  2. Rotate text box

    Please add a basic feature with ability to rotate a text box. In many report I would like to use screen real estate effectively by having text vertically on the left allowing full height for visuals. All Office apps have this basic feature.

    128 votes
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  3. Be able to pass parameter value specified in the URL to stored procedure

    Be able to pass parameter value specified in the URL to stored procedure

    Currently, Parameter value specified in the URL and pass its value to stored procedure is not possible in Power BI Report.
    Found lots of Similar ideas are already submitted. Please kindly consider to implement this feature, as SQL Server Reporting Services allows us to do so using URL access.

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    Stored procedure which takes one parameter value is specified in Dataset query. We need feature to be able to pass parameter value specified in the URL and pass its value to stored procedure so that we…

    15 votes
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  4. Navigation builder

    The new navigator builder is great, though limited.
    It lists all the pages of the underlying report at the same level, without distinction. Suggestions:
    1) allowing to reorganize the pages in sections and subsections, creating a hierarchy. This helps user navigating in reports with many pages.
    2) allowing authorising users or group of users to view single pages or single sections / subsections

    13 votes
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  5. Add a report based on a shared dataset to an app, *without* being a member of the dataset workspace

    For example: a shared dataset resides in WorkspaceA (all users have the Build permission). Alice uses Power BI Desktop to connect to the dataset, and publishes her report to WorkspaceB. Alice is a member of WorkspaceB, but not WorkspaceA. The issue is that she cannot add her report to the app in WorkspaceB.

    But she should be able to! In our case, the reason we have WorkspaceB is so that "end users" like Alice can publish content, but for security reasons, they must not be members of WorkspaceA. So, please enable this?

    8 votes
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  6. Ability to Disable option for user to export hidden tabs (PDF & PowerPoint)

    Can we please have the ability to REMOVE the option for the user to export hidden tabs. Maybe within a Report's Settings (or even tennant Admin Portal) have a setting for "Allow/disable users to export hidden tabs"

    The issue i'm facing is that a number of my reports have hidden tabs that contain either tooltips, drill-through pages or WIP pages and I hate the thought that users of my reports can see those pages if they choose to "include hidden pages' in an export to PDF or PowerPoint.

    19 votes
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  7. hierarchy filter in the new filter pane

    Would be nice to have hierarchy filter in the new filter pane

    18 votes
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  8. Report developers should have the ability to view reports as if they are a consumer

    With a Premium Capacity, Power BI (Pro license) Report Developers should be able to view the Power BI Online Service as if they are a consumer (with the 'free' license), with a toggle-setting to switch between modes. This will allow developers to ensure their reports and configurations work as expected for their end-users.

    7 votes
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  9. Data driven subscription for Paginated Reports in Power BI

    As paginated reports are now part of Power BI premium, the option of have data driven subscription as in SSRS will be a must needed feature to complete migration to the Power BI world.

    Technically by getting the parameter values from a dataset table.

    7 votes
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  10. Ability to control which reports have their report pages expanded in Apps

    Ability to control which reports have their report pages expanded in Apps
    Currently in the new navigation experience in Apps the first reports has its report pages expanded and visible, but any other reports in the App just show the report and the individual report pages are not visible. Can we have the functionality to control this, preferably for each report in the App but at a minimum so all the reports show the same either just report titles visible for all reports or all the report titles and reports pages visible.

    7 votes
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  11. Export to PowerPoint with individual image elements

    Currently, the Export to PowerPoint feature exports one image file per report. Update the Export to PowerPoint feature to support exporting an image per report visual instead.

    713 votes
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  12. Subscribe to Filters

    Need to add feature where you can subscribe to a bookmark with specific filters vs. the page's defaults without filters

    7 votes
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  13. URL as function for buttons

    Please add the possibility to enter URL's as a function/action for buttons/images. This way it would be very easy to, for example, place links to related websites (i.e. sources) and a button to toggle to a "fullscreen-mode" (?chromeless=1).

    74 votes
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  14. Advanced Filter panel

    While working with our customers, we have 3 requests to make for filter panel :

    1) allow us to decide which side to keep the filter panel
    2) allow us to decide interaction between a filter and the visuals on the page. at present, i can not make a filter work with some of the visuals on a page (not all visuals need the filter). e.g. a trend chart doesn't need to be filtered by date dimension but the other visuals on the same page will need it.
    3) allow filtering of values in a filter using a metric something…

    5 votes
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  15. Allow export of summarized data

    Power BI leads the user to believe it is possible to export summarized data at the level of the current view. In fact, the result of [Matrix grid] > Ellipsis > Export data is that data is exported at the lowest level of the drill-down path.

    In one case, I am viewing 4 rows of data in my matrix grid (drilled up to the top level of the data hierarchy). When I export to xlsx, i get over 15,000 rows of data (summarized at the lowest level of my data hierarchy).

    Users should be able to export data at the…

    127 votes
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  16. Enable syncing of Page Filters across multiple pages

    The latest (Nov 2018) release of Power Bi Desktop had some really neat improvements to the Filter pane.
    One missing item is the ability to sync Page level filters across multiple (not ALL) pages.

    One can achieve this using Slicers but slicers take up space you have to completely hide it.

    Allowing Page level Filters to sync across selected pages will therefore ensure it can be used in scenarios where the filter needs to be applied to multiple but NOT ALL pages.

    38 votes
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  17. Improve RLS Implementation Process to add fail safe

    Current RLS implementation has a dependency on the security rule being applied in both directions. This requires a check-box to be selected when implementing the RLS. The issue this causes is that if, accidentally, this box isn't ticked RLS will not work, potentially exposing all data.

    Please look at implementing a fail safe to ensure RLS is enabled on a report when published as intended or implement a way for it to fail safely. Currently, if RLS fails all data is exposed. Ideally, we would want no data to be exposed in the case of a failure.

    9 votes
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  18. Single-click drillthrough

    The current method of using "drillthrough" is tedious and not obvious.

    I propose a new implementation of drillthrough: single-click. Instead of right-clicking on a row, table or visual and selecting form a context menu, let's have the ability to setup a row, table or visual as a single-click drillthrough.

    411 votes
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  19. Synchronize scrolling between two graphs

    I have two graphs with the same time period along the x-axis and displaying the same attributes but with two measures. I would like to be able to synchronizes the horizontal scrolling so that as the user scrolls through time they can visually compare the two measures between the top and bottom graph.

    45 votes
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  20. Expand/Collapse pages in new look

    Please allow users to Collapse/Expand the Pages navigation pane in the new look on the service. This would apply to the new navigation for Apps as well.

    5 votes
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