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  1. Allow for rectangular imageUrl sizes in matrix and table visuals

    Currently when you use a column or measure with a category of imageUrl that has an svg image Power BI ignores the aspect ratio defined in the view box for the image and draws the image in an arbitrary square. It would be great if imageUrl would allow for rectangular images. In the case of svg this could be read from the viewbox attribute.

    This would allow for the creation of dynamic databars and sparklines and other creative visualizations without having to write a full blown custom visual.

    28 votes
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  2. Please extend Dataflows and Machine Learning capabilities to Free users

    Please extend Dataflows and ML capabilities to Free users (of course limiting the processing power/storage). This would be great for learning purposes and would also help a lot in making these PBI tools more popular and increase the adoption.

    134 votes
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  3. Combine multiple Gateway in single dataset/report

    Currently, all data sources in a Power BI report/dataset, that are not on cloud, must be available in a single Gateway to work.

    But if the datasources in the report are coming from different Gateways, that doesn't work. It is not possible to combine them for refresh.

    Say I have a Sales Report. It connects to DB A, B and C.

    DB A and B is configured in Gateway X
    DB C is configured in Gateway Y.

    The report creator have been provided access to all of them.

    Now if I try to configure data refresh in PBI Service, it…

    87 votes
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  4. Dataflows Direct Query

    Dataflows would be really useful if you could connect to them via DirectQuery. This would mean that we could query enormous dataflows that are not practical to load to the Data model and can make aggregate dataflows that we load to the Data model.

    Unsure if this is possible with the architecture of a Dataflow, but it could be quite handy if it is possible.

    388 votes
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  5. Measure Management & DAX Editor

    Anyone who uses PowerBI long enough has had a PBIX with 50-60 measures and it has become time consuming and tedious to mantain. In Excel you can do a quick find/replace to edit several formulas - in PowerBI you need to select each one individually. An "excel-like" interface for editing measures would save a lot of time! This would take PowerBI to the next level regarding productivity. I've prepared a mockup for this as well as a DAX Editor. Let me know what you think.

    Mockup: https://i.imgur.com/z6TBOQb.png?1

    4,178 votes
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  6. 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

    29 votes
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  7. Provide enterprise gateway support for power bi python scripting

    Provide enterprise gateway support for python scripting - currently only personal gateways are supported

    82 votes
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  8. Change order of filters in filter pane

    I love the new filter experience, much better. It would be great if the filters in the filter pane could be ordered by the author.
    At times there are filters that have a natural hierarchy (Region/Plant; Manager/Employee) and presenting them in the wrong sequence causes the users to become confused.

    328 votes
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  9. Hyperlink in Visuals

    You should be able to insert a hyperlink field into a visual so when a user selects on the visual, it can take them to the desired page.

    1,369 votes
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  10. Export to PDF via Power BI Embedded API

    The export to PDF feature of Power BI Desktop is awesome. Could we have this PDF support option via the embedded API to generate PDFs into a network location? Say, an UNC path. This would be fantastic for bespoke applications!

    652 votes
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  11. R Script in Power BI Report Server

    Enable R Script in Power BI Report Server - In the manufacturing environment quality tools are essential, specific S.P.C. (Statistical Process Control). So, for example Quality Control Charts library help us with statistical data analysis in Power BI Desktop, but in Report Services R Script is not enabled. This is an incredible opportunity to delivery assertive information to data customers make their quick decisions based on Power BI RS. In the other post R Visual is not planned, but think fondly in this possibility!

    375 votes
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  12. Filter by visible values in a matrix/table column

    Most competing BI tools have a feature that lets you take the output of one query to use as a filter for another query. For an analyst, this is a very valuable feature. Unfortunately, Power BI does not provides this functionality, unless you're prepared to write some complicated DAX.

    Consider the following scenario:

    You have a table visual that shows you a list of customers that bought a certain product in a certain period of time. This is very easy to achieve in Power BI, by dragging the CustomerKey field and [Sales Amount] measure into a table visual, while also…

    75 votes
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  13. Images should have Locked Aspect Ratio

    When I add an image to Power BI Desktop, the default setting is that the Aspect Ratio is not locked. This makes the process of scaling the image to a suitable size behave in an inconsistent way compared to (say) PowerPoint. If you turn on "lock aspect ratio", then the image scales correctly and consistently with other office applications.

    Most images should be scaled with a locked aspect ratio.

    73 votes
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  14. DAX for SSAS Multidimensional

    Enable DAX support for reports using live connection to SQL Server Multi-Dimensional in Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service. Simple DAX measures like: Amount in Thousands = [Measure]/1000. TGT Variance = [Actual]-[Target] etc. could be created on report level and would be massively useful. Now I must extend enterprise data model (cube) every time when I need something like [Measure]/1000 in one Power BI report. This is crazy. I understand, that because Multidimensional don’t understand concept of Table, so some DAX functions will not work. This should be developer’s responsibility to develop and test. If intellisense doesn’t work also…

    92 votes
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  15. Conditional formatting options

    Conditional formatting should include more options like bold, underline, italic, etc. not just font and background color.

    77 votes
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  16. Add Quick Access Toolbar to new Ribbon, or at least Save/Undo/Redo

    The new ribbon introduced as a preview in the Nov 2019 release is really good, but it got rid of the Quick Access Toolbar that gave us persistent access to the Save, Undo, and Redo buttons no matter what ribbon was showing.

    Now, there is no save button, and Undo/Redo are in the Home ribbon only, so you cannot access them with the mouse from the View, Modeling, or other ribbons.

    18 votes
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  17. Change the fact that workspace App updates cause restore of reshare permissions for underlying datrasets

    After a workspace App being updated, the reshare permissions are restored for a dataset, despite having these been previously removed. This behaviour supposes a security risk as it limits control on users resharing reports.

    24 votes
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  18. Disable or prevent Teams from autocreating App Workspace

    Please introduce a global setting to Prevent Teams from creating PowerBi App Workspace automatically when creating a new Team. As the new Workspaces are detached from Teams/Groups this should be a setting to prevent the App Workspaces beeing clotted with empty Workspaces from all our Teams.

    227 votes
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  19. query folding enable/disable option

    An option to enable/disable query folding.

    20 votes
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  20. Update Zendesk Beta Plugin to support new Zendesk API changes

    Hi,

    I cannot get data from Zendesk using the Power BI Zendesk Beta plugin anymore, because Zendesk has changed their API, and Power BI will have to make some adjustments for it to work. It's mentioned here: https://develop.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022563994--BREAKING-New-Search-API-Result-Limits?fl...

    If this isn't updated, we will continue to receive this error when refreshing "OLE DB or ODBC error: [DataSource.Error] Web.Contents failed to get contents from 'https://jssi.zendesk.com/api/v2/search.json?page=11&query=type%3Aticket'; (422): Unprocessable Entity"

    1. Will Microsoft Power BI be creating an update to the Zendesk beta plugin to address this in the near future?

    2. Is there a work around we can use…

    17 votes
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