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  1. 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

    4,307 votes
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  2. 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.

    32 votes
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  3. Change Default Slicer Selection Controls

    The ability to set the default selection controls should be in the Options. When using a Slicer, I want to be able to turn OFF the Multi-select with CTRL and turn ON the Show "Select All" Option. This is the opposite of the current defaults. I would rather set this once for the entire report as the default my preferred method rather than having to change this on each slicer that has these options available.

    23 votes
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  4. Share personal bookmark with colleagues

    Personal bookmarks cannot be shared. To facilitate collaboration, we need to be able to share a personal bookmark with others in the organization. This way, others can see exactly what I need to share quickly.

    34 votes
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  5. Conditional formatting options

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

    93 votes
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  6. 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!

    705 votes
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  7. ESRI ArcGIS maps in Power BI Report Server

    Support ESRI ArcGIS maps in Power BI Report Server

    38 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.

    332 votes
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  9. 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!

    394 votes
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  10. 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.

    1,402 votes
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  11. 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…

    101 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…

    82 votes
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  13. Copy a whole page including formatting from one PBIX to another.

    To be able to right click on a report page within a PBIX and select 'copy' and then enter a different PBIX and then paste that report page. Similar to what you are currently able to do in Excel. Ideally all the settings / formatting would also be copied from PBIX to PBIX.
    Though it great that your able to copy a visual from PBIX to PBIX it needs to go a step further. This would save a lot of report developing time and could be used in a number of ways.

    52 votes
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  14. Textbox vertical alignment

    It will be nice to align the text vertically in the Textbox. You can do it now only by adjusting the font size and the height of the Textbox.

    132 votes
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  15. Group level filter

    Group level filters similar to Visual or Page level filters.
    It would complete the functionality of groups and also would make bookmarking easier.

    24 votes
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  16. 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.

    76 votes
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  17. Better deployment method for Dataflows

    Our policy is perform dev and test efforts separately from production, therefore we develop and test data sets and Data flows in test work spaces. Once we are satisfied with their behavior and performance, we publish them into the production workspace. With PBIT files, it is easy for us to publish approved data models and reports into the production work spaces. Because data flows are built within PBI Service and have no file association, it is difficult to migrate them from test to production. We currently have to rebuild the entire Data flow in production, which is risky an cumbersome.

    21 votes
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  18. Comprehensive theme editor is required for Desktop

    Report themes are great. For quite some time we have been able to build JSON file that describe themes. At first they were relatively simple, but have evolved to include theming options for virtually every aspect of a report.

    The September 2019 edition of Power BI Desktop introduces a massive number of additions to theming. There are now so many that simple, textual JSON file editing is now impractical. We NEED a graphical theme editor.

    Power BI Desktop itself could act as the editor with one simple feature addition. Export current visual settings to a theme file (JSON). With that,…

    29 votes
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  19. RLS it is not respecting Dax functions

    When we use Report level filters in the report it is working as expected as Dax function result but when we use RLS it is not respecting Dax('All' and few other filter functions).

    We have a report with report level filters. The report also includes Dax functions that summarize data into benchmark values that ignore the report level filters. When we apply RLS, the Dax functions no longer are able to ignore the report level filters.

    Please make sure functions should work all times.

    13 votes
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  20. matrix data export to excel

    Matrix data is exported to excel in tabular format. It is a lot of rework to again pivot it in excel. We want a visual matrix to be exported to excel as a matrix/cross tab.
    same is for charts. we dont want just the underlying data. When exporting to excel from Powerbi Service, we want it to be exported as-is with all the visuals.
    So many posts on this topic and no answers so far.

    542 votes
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