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  1. Subscribe others to emails for reports or dashboards that have RLS

    Power BI now allows users to subscribe others to emails for reports and dashboards. However, if RLS is applied to the dataset this is not possible. This idea will remove this restriction.

    466 votes
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    43 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. PLEASE ALLOW TO REVERT BACK TO THE DARK MODE - POWER BI Desktop

    PLEASE ALLOW TO REVERT BACK TO THE DARK MODE - POWER BI Desktop. (Our users are complaining)

    24 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Stop Executing Queries Multiple Times

    I create a query in Power BI Desktop against a data source. Power BI Desktop insists on executing it multiple (usually three) times. This makes Desktop slow and for back-end data sources exerts additional load that can also incur additional costs.

    Note: I am not talking about the scenario where a query is referred to multiple times in M, rather just a simple query loaded into one table in the data model. I assume the engine is checking data types, etc - but the current approach is very slow/painful. Optimisation is needed!

    67 votes
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  4. Export to PDF needs to include all rows in a Table or Matrix visualization

    The new feature Export to PDF appears to be just a screen capture of each report - whatever is currently being shown on the screen is what is captured in the pdf. When a report has a Table or Matrix visualization on it with rows that scroll beyond what is shown, these are not captured in the pdf. Need to have all the data show up in the pdf.

    254 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Export Column Profiles as a Table

    my customers love the new column profiling feature in Power Query. With the GA today, it is even better. One thing I have been asked for a few times now is the ability to export the column profile data as the result of a query. Ideally this could be exported to Excel for further investigation, or simply return it to ta table in Power BI for further investigation.

    40 votes
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  6. Allow non-admins to see enterprise gateways in dataflow creation

    According to my experience and the documentation, only admins of enterprise gateways can see gateways during the dataflow creation process. Can this not be opened up to report authors as well? Our enterprise gateway is controlled by IT and has one or two administrators. "Self-service ETL" won't be realized unless report authors can create dataflows using the enterprise gateway.

    121 votes
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  7. Add more data formats. Nmeric formats, currency formats, special formats, etc...

    Añadir más formatos de numero, actualmente no hay ni formato para la moneda, ni formatos especiales como pp ( puntos porcetuales ), etc...

    21 votes
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  8. Compare two Queries - Columns

    I would like to have the ability to do a "compare tables" or "compare queries" option.

    I understand that there are visuals/queries I can build to compare the DATA within two separate queries but I want to compare the two queries. I want to know how many columns are in TableA versus how many are in TableB and which column names are different from each other. When I have two tables with 150 columns (give or take) and they are allegedly a copy of each other I want to be able to confirm that all 150 in columns in TableA…

    176 votes
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  9. Protect .PBIX with password

    Allow to protect a pbix file with a password.

    160 votes
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  10. Allow json template formatting for text box and button

    Currently there seems to be no way to customize text boxes and buttons using the json template file, even though they are customizable in the GUI. Please add this ability and update the documentation so we know what the visualName would be for them.

    51 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. calculated column

    Provide the report writer the ability to add calculated columns through the Modeling tab in PBI Desktop, when the report writer has sourced a common data model (Get Data>Powerbi Datasets)

    At current, although the report writer has build permissions to the common data model, they are not able to add a calculated column.

    14 votes
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  12. Allow SSO from Power BI Service to Denodo

    Currently a fix credential is used to configure connectivity from Denodo connector in Data Gateway to Denodo Server. It is not able to capture login user in Power BI service and allow pass through down to Denodo Server so that only authorized rows/dataset is return. Please work on this ASAP as we want to leverage the row level data access control built in Denodo centrally rather than recreating at Power BI level.

    37 votes
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  13. One single schedule task for sequential refresh of both Dataflows + Dataset

    The biggest thing that I’m missing is the ability to schedule a Dataflow, plus a Dataset (without Premium capacity). Now you can schedule both separately, but not in an automated sequential way.

    https://ssbipolar.com/2018/11/24/whats-missing-from-power-bi-dataflows/

    94 votes
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  14. Disable visual highlighting and interactions

    When clicking on certain elements of a visual, I can control the interaction this selection has on other visuals within the report, but I was wondering if there is the ability to completely disable the clickability of a visual? I don't want the end users to be able to click on the visual at all, so neither the selected visual or other visuals would be highlighted? Tooltips should still be viewable on hover.

    This feature should be available for use in both service and desktop.

    More information on the unsuccessful attempts people have made trying to achieve this with graphs/charts…

    399 votes
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  15. Hide the App Navigation Pane

    Similarly to the Filter Pane, have the option to hide the new App navigation pane. Many of my reports are unreadable due to the size they are reformatted to when the App navigation pane is present.

    22 votes
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  16. Rename fields on the new filter pane

    Ability to rename fields on the fielter pane just like on visuals

    103 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. SAP HANA 2.0: Display Calculation Views in HDI-Containers

    In SAP HANA 2.0, Database Views reside in so-called HDI-Containers. Power BI Desktop (PBIRS) shows empty Containers (database schemes) but not the Calculation VIews inside.
    The old Calculation VIews from HANA 1.0 are visible.

    So please extend the connector for SAP HANA (relational mode) to select the new Calculation Views from the HANA data dictionary as well as the old ones.

    79 votes
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  18. Disable 'Analyze in Excel' at the Workspace Level

    Disabling 'Analyze in Excel' at the Report and Tenant level is available as an Admin, but not at the Workspace level. Ideally, as an Admin, we should be able to control this capability NOT just at the tenant/report level.

    Use case would be when we have various customer groups that have requirements to disable this functionality but do not want to have to lock down the reports (report by report) or at the Tenant level, which impacts all users within Power BI.

    35 votes
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  19. filters and slicers affecting this visual

    The filters and slicers affecting this visual option on each visual is really useful.

    It would be great if a card visual could be added for "filters and slicers affecting this page", which could then be placed on the report page. This would allow inexperienced user to immediately see what filters are having an influence at a page level without hovering over an individual visual. Filters on an individual visual could then be viewed in the normal way via hover.

    32 votes
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  20. Notify me when credentials for scheduled refresh expire

    Today, 10-15 of my scheduled refreshes for both datasets and dataflows failed because the credentials cached in the PowerBI service for SharePoint expired. It took only a few minutes to renew those credentials, but several hours to re-refresh the dataflows (they all hit the same source, and time out if fired at once. They are scheduled for staggered refresh). If I had been notified by email before the refreshes failed instead of after, I could have easily renewed the credentials in question.

    Note that my user account/password did not change. The access token stored by PBI merely expired.

    34 votes
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