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  1. Allow PowerBI mobile app to open local files

    Hi, Power BI allows us to create great insights supporting our daily jobs. While we can use the desktop version in my company, we have a security issue with publishing to Cloud. Data protection is heavily focused.
    To avoid breaking any internal rules on data protection, we would definitely benefit from option where PowerBI mobile would allow users to open local files without having them pushed to Cloud via Publish function in PBI desktop.
    Viewing local files works great with Word/Excel/PowerPoint on mobile.
    Thanks for considering / reply

    Gab

    115 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • More flexible Conditional Formatting in Tables and Matrixes

      More flexible Conditional Formatting in Tables and matrixes.
      The current color customization in tables is very limiting. I need more than 3 color choices.
      I should be able to add multiple values and assign colors to each.

      297 votes
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        18 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Full Screen mode in Power BI Report Server

        Power BI Report Server should have an option to open the report in Full Screen mode just as it has an option in Power BI Service . When we open reports in Power BI Report Server , we can view page in 3 options 1:) Fit to Width , 2:) Fit to Page and 3:) Actual size . Issue with these three mode is the page and header consumes a lot of space and we need to scroll to view to full report .

        14 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • KPI Icon sets for use in table and matrix visualizations

          Many of the Power BI Community have come from a background of using Power Pivot in Microsoft Excel. Excel had a fantastic way of using built-in conditional KPI icon functionality to add impact and information to table and matrix visualizations. The red-yellow-green circle icon set is valuable as an easy-to-interpret indicator of whether something is on track (or not) against defined goals.

          This functionality is glaringly absent from the Power BI Desktop. There was a previous request for tis that has been marked as “completed”, but it’s still missing.

          477 votes
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            22 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow to select custom data range on Excel sheet on import

            When importing data from non-formatted Excel worksheets (not from tables or defined names) Power Query uses an UsedRange property of worksheet (as described there https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9d38f271-2cc6-4170-9a48-1e4f45f6f125/missed-column-from-xlsx-worksheet-on-import?forum=powerquery and there http://excel-inside.pro/blog/2017/05/23/excel-sheet-as-a-source-to-power-query-and-power-bi-a-pitfall-of-usedrange/). This behavior cause problems when there are first empty rows and/or columns on the sheet, which may or may not be imported depending on formats. It creates problems when working with a lot of files in folders.

            As Power Query dont work with formats, there is no reason to rely on UsedRange.

            Please add an option to
            -- select top left cell of the cells range to be imported,
            or
            --…

            16 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Develop a connector for the premium GA API to get a proper working feed into Power BI

              The API Google provides to PBI for free GA users returns inaccurate results for high volume sites due to the way it samples data. The free GA version claims to support up to 10M hits per domain, but we are experiencing issues on a domain with about 4M hits. Therefore, free GA users cannot get accurate feeds into PBI if their hits reach about 4M/month, and this cannot be solved by the Microsoft PBI team. Premium GA, on the other hand, has a significantly different (and much more accurate) API, for which PBI currently does not have a connector built.…

              10 votes
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                0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Time-Dependent Data Sets - View Data Time dependent (Access to previous versions of the Data)

                Idea
                The idea is sort of having a version of loaded data sets on which you can jump back like in a time machine to see how the data was at a certain time.
                Each load of data is kept as a version with the time stamp of the load.
                On the Report in PowerBI you can add a slider that lets you select the version you want to see (slide back in time)
                The Graphs get the possibility to use this Version/Time as Axis etc.

                What is it good for:
                Document the data as it has been at a…

                26 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Change the sorting order local settings in Power BI Desktop file (ä ö å etc.)

                  When you create a new .pbix file, the sorting order is defined and hard coded by the user interface language of Power BI Desktop, not by the regional settings under Options > Current File > Locale.

                  It means that if you create a .pbix file with English Power BI Desktop version, local characters (Finnish, Danish or Swedish: ä ö å etc,) are not sorted correctly in your model and you can’t change the hard coded setting later!

                  You’ll have to recreate the model in your local version of Power BI Desktop, if your data contains local characters and you’ll want…

                  57 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Insert an inheritance option into the filters by clicking on the objects. For example: When you click on a chart to select only the month of

                    Insert an inheritance option into the filters by clicking on the objects. For example: When you click on a chart to select only the month of May, after clicking another chart to select a Mary salesperson and then another to select a store 01, it shows only sales figures for the month of May, Of the Seller Mary in the Store 01. In the end, have accumulated correction the filters.

                    19 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Height/Width less than 40 px

                      Height and width controls were added to Power BI elements a while back. This makes it super convenient to resize visuals and maintain consistency. However, I often use basic elements like lines, triangles, etc in my reports for better design and navigation and need to be able to enter values less than 40 px.

                      With the current functionality, I can drag and resize these elements to less than 40px, but the height/width boxes turn red and say they are too small. I cannot enter anything less than 40 px in these boxes.

                      24 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Relative Date Filter

                        I love the new relative dates option in the Slicer visualization. However, we need this functionality in the Filters section of any given level: Visual, Page, Report.

                        I want a user to come to a report that is already filtered on "Yesterday" or "Last Week" with no slicer visualization taking up precious space on the screen.

                        18 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Display a legend on more than one row

                          It would be great if there was an option to display a legend on more than one row to avoid legend names being cut short. For example having 2 names on the top line and then 2 directly below.

                          17 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support Teradata Query Folding of Date and DateTime Arithmetic

                            For example, #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn ( #"Removed Other Columns", "Custom", each Duration.Days ( [ROW_MODIFY_GMT_DTTM] - [ROW_CREATE_GMT_DTTM] )) ... should query fold. In Teradata subtraction of 2 dates produces the days between the 2 dates.

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Integrate Timeline Storyteller

                              Hi!

                              Please integrate Timeline Storyteller https://timelinestoryteller.com/ into Power BI :)

                              36 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Increase scrollbar width in Power BI Desktop

                                It's often difficult to grab the scrollbars in Power BI Desktop, particularly if the application is not maximized, or if you are working with multiple screens and Power BI is on the "left" one.

                                38 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Control "publish Content Packs to entire organisation" by use of AAD group

                                  For portal Administrators, the ability to control "publish Content Packs to entire organisation" by use of AAD groups rather than All On or All Off. In the same way as the 'Export Data" control can be managed.

                                  24 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • FREE license for sharing

                                    FREE license for sharing!
                                    Since June this has been removed.
                                    Microsoft communicates that it will be easier and better for users.
                                    Well... more expensive for sure and lots of users complain about login, although I do user control and give them access to my dashboard/report.

                                    I think to have it more user friendly again, have the sharing turned on for free.
                                    Developers will have to pay to start sharing.
                                    Also it shouldn't be possible for free users to re-share.

                                    And then the price of 10,- per month would be acceptable if this increases.
                                    I would even understand a maximum of…

                                    7 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Measure Dependency View (similar to the Query Dependency View)

                                      The newly introduced Query Dependency view is phenomenal but what we really need is a Measure Dependency view. Here is what it might look like: http://ppvt.pro/2eXKndh
                                      And a video detailing this idea: https://youtu.be/sYjBB_Ef66M

                                      In one of my production models I have 60 Queries, but I have 200+ measures! I believe that is typical; usually I build Queries and Measures as lego blocks, combining simpler ones into more complex ones needed in the end. In fact I needed it so badle that I attempted to build a Measure Dependency view using NodeXL. While that works, it's a lot of heavy lifting.…

                                      469 votes
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                                        28 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Edit my own Quick Measure templates

                                        Now with the introduction of quick measures it would be nice to have a place where the community could submit DAX formulas for review to be added into the Quick Measures.

                                        [Will Thompson, April 2017: We addressed this bit! You can submit DAX measures for review here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-quick-measures-gallery/. Keep voting if you want the second bit added to Power BI Desktop!]

                                        Also allow for custom Quick Measures which are used at your company over and over to be loaded into the PowerBI Desktop. Similar to how the Color Themes are being loaded today.

                                        25 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve dashboard/report usage metrics report performance

                                          The dashboard/report usage metrics can take >10s to load in certain cases. Please improve the performance of the report.

                                          FYI: the documentation for the current feature can be found here:
                                          https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

                                          10 votes
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