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  1. mix requests on Dynamics CRM for test purpose

    Hi, to be sure to get consistent data against several table, we now need to merge to requests.
    But for big tables such as customers and a custom entity called "transactions", I would rather test my data by telling powerbi to download transactions only when there is already a downloaded Customer. That would allow me to download only 200 customers for test reasons and then get the related records (sur as transaction or opportunities ...). What do you think ?

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  2. Power Query windows 8

    Have power query work in Windows 8, 10 with UAC enabled so the live tiles and metro apps work!!!

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  3. Power Query should provide analysis of data in a column

    Power Query should provide data on what type of data is in a specific column. For instance if you have a data that has a number of some type it should say " The Column contains decimals out to the 10th place or something along those lines to enable the user to make informed decisions about how to format the data.

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  4. Azure Login and Datasource Browsing

    Visual Studio allows those with Azure accounts to sign-in and browse their available objects: SQL Azure DBs, Blob Stores, even Websites. It would be great if this existed in the Designer.

    Today, you have to lookup your Azure server name (non-memorable gibberish like 'axh98pt') for each datasource, then Google for the rest of the URL (its databases.windows.net for SQL Azure). Once you've done that you can proceed.

    2 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Re-integrate 3D PowerMap into BI Designer

    There have been some good updates to the new PowerDesigner product, but the inability to generate 3D world maps like in the PowerMap COM Add-in to Excel are missed. Please bring them back in the final product.

    2 votes
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  7. UI feedback: Improve the download button

    The download button for downloading the tools looks like it's going to download the current dashboard or something. It took me a few minutes of looking for the Designer download before I decided to try clicking the download button.

    3 votes
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  8. Financial Year Offset month parameter ie: 30Jun

    a parameter that is set for a query once that basically says all date methods and calculations now should work to 30-Jun and not 30 Dec . Date Slicer also should work with this offset.

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  9. Calculated column (Data model) vs custom column (Query)

    Pre-emotively speaking i'm sensing there will be confusion between calculated columns and the custom column you can insert in the query layer. Might be a good idea to contemplate merging these two as just adding a "new column" either from the report view or the query view.

    realise that the underlying language is M and the calculated columns language so it isn't an easy decision. I would pick M only due to the big scripting component behind the scenes of Query.

    Would love to see what others think of this.

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  10. streaming, incremental or approximate queries for faster manipulation

    Check this
    http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=153555
    specially the video sampleAction

    I'm convince that Power BI Designer is the tool for this. and microsoft has the researcher ready...
    this can have a so huge added value.

    3 votes
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  11. include a load to button under the query name in the power query editor

    Inside the Power Query editor window, it would be nice to have a load to button next to it, instead of having to mouse over to the left most of the screen on top to load the data.

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  12. Allow the desktop client edit reports on X.powerbi.com

    I have a report I made in the web view, it would be good to be able to edit it in the desktop client.

    6 votes
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  13. Invoke function as new query

    Let me right-click a function and choose something like "Invoke as" to pass parameters and give a name to a query to be created.

    3 votes
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  14. 3 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Filter by fields not included in the data set when pulling from SSAS in the Designer

    When pulling data in from a SSAS cube it would be nice to be able to filter the results by a certain fields, but not necessarily include those fields in the data set. This would reduce the size of the dataset coming back over the network.

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  17. Use Expression.Evaluate in Power Query with other formula syntax

    What would really be useful is this: to be able to tell Power Query to EVALUATE based on desired source syntax, whether it be Excel, PowerPivot (DAX) or SQL. It would work like automation, but only get the appropriate “formula” engine. Something like Expression.Evaluate(FormulaEvaluator.PowerPivotAddin(“MyDAXFormula”)).

    4 votes
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  18. Add measures directly in some of the views rather than back into the data source.

    We love to see the ability to add measures directly in some of the views rather than back into the data source.

    1 vote
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  19. Provide a means to distinguish between records and lists within data in a column

    Sometimes data sources such as JSON could have both records and lists within the same column. This could be because of poor data structure. Currently BI designer does not provide a means to distinguish between which cell is a list and which one is a record. column

    1 vote
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  20. Query Fields <> Report Fields

    I choose a subset of columns in the Query area, but all columns show in the Report area; I am expecting them to be same as in PowerPivot.

    I am so impressed with what you are doing with this - you are going to set the competition on their heels.

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