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  1. Pivot tables and breakdown trees

    The current version of Power BI visualsation framework does not support access to the previous levels in a drill-down. I.e. you only get access to the current level when rendering. That makes it very hard to develop visualizations such as pivot tables or breakdown trees. Make this possible and I would gladly submit a stable version of my Breakdown Trees :).

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      111 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We released a preview of a new matrix visual with today Power BI Desktop release. This new matrix can be used as a source of cross-highlighting, has a stepped layout, can be drilled in to /out of hierarchies, and has performance updates.

      You can read all about it in our blog post: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-march-feature-summary/#matrix

      During the preview we will be adding even more new features, so keep watch each month for more improvements and let us know in comments what else you’d like to see.

    • Allow redirecting report to another PowerBI service

      In order to test the implications of modifications on master reports, we would like to redirect copies of the client reports to a modified version of the master report (PowerBi Service). This would also allow setting up TEST and PROD workspaces with the appropriate security level: admins can read/write to prod and test, reports designers can read from prod and read/write to test. And finally, it would allow to redirect client reports to another copy of the master report, should the original be deleted by mistake.

      20 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • ODC equivalent for Power BI Desktop

        Office data connection (odc) files allow end users to quickly and easily launch , create a pivot table connected directly to a specified data source. I propose a Power BI data connection (PDC) file that had similar behavior. This would allow easy publishing access to data sources in enterprises so end users that wish to author custom reports against data sources don't need to jump through multiple steps to access data source. The PDC file would launch desktop tool and connect directly to configured data source in one step.

        103 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Custom 'From:' address for Report Subscription emails

          The ability to enter a customized 'From:' address would allow recipients of the report subscription email to reply to a specified email group that can handle questions and inquiries related to the report or data.

          Currently, there is a default address which cannot be changed to my knowledge.

          http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Service/report-subscription-email/m-p/165408/highlight/false#M22985

          44 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Extend Power BI Pro Trial to 90 Days

            With the recent Power BI Licensing Change, Power BI free is ineffective for early adopters to evaluate and champion Power BI within their organization. That means that Power BI Pro is the only option. It would greatly help the Early Adopters if the Power BI Pro trial was extended to 90 days.

            The Early Adopters already face a lot of uphill battles
            - Usually an entrenched Old Age BI Tool
            - The reaction of IT to go slow towards any new change
            - Convincing Management and Peers that Power BI delivers incredible value
            etc.

            A 60-day trial means that the…

            9 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  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.…

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                0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Custom Themes default back when on Mobile dashboard

                I built a report using our company's custom theme and it carried to the dashboard; however, when I access the dashboard on mobile, the theme reverts to default.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  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/

                  20 votes
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                    started  ·  1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Power BI Report Server to support Power BI JavaScript API

                    At the moment to embed reports in a intranet webpage we only have the option to put ?rs:Embed=True at the end of the url.

                    I have read (on this website) that there are plans to extend this so parameters could also be passed in the url, in a similar way that the current SSRS works.

                    Could we also have the Power BI JavaScript API enabled in Power BI Report Server, in a similar way to the Azure service has ?

                    7 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • edit a personal copy of an app

                      Users used to be able to create and edit a personal copy of a content pack. Now with Apps, users no longer have that ability. Please add back the capability for users to edit and personalize an App so that they can dig more into the reports without impacting other users.

                      14 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow zero stroke width for lines

                        Now that we have markers on lines,allow the stroke width of the line to be zero, then only the markers will show.

                        it's useful in visuals that mix lines with bars where the interpretation of the markers need to be made with it's correlative column where the columns or group of columns itself aren't correlated.

                        13 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Slicer over all pages

                          What we really need is a slicer (filter) to be available over all tabs/pages. Maybe create a user control which can be placed on each page? In this user control you can define multiple filters/slicers which are available on each page. Maybe a kindof pulldown menu for this user control so it does not take up to much space?

                          10 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • KPIs need updating

                            KPIs to my mind really need a bit of work
                            1) Want to be able to change the colour of the background rather than the text
                            2) Need to be able to change the font size of the text
                            3) Need to be able to display the trend axis value when you have more than one goal set .

                            13 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Slicers that Drill-Down and/or Filter

                              Two related ideas:

                              1. A drill-down slicer where the options are fields within a hierarchy rather than the values within one field. For example, having a Geography drill-down slicer with options for the following fields: "Country, State/Province, County, City". When clicking on one of these slicer options, the linked visualizations should drill up or down to that level. This should be the default function when building a slicer from a hierarchy--currently, creating a slicer from a hierarchy uses the values from one field within that hierarchy (which is the same as building a slicer directly from that field).

                              2. A…

                              15 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  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.

                                14 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  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
                                  --…

                                  21 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Font

                                    How is it not possible to not be able to change the font type and size in a custom visual. If I can't change the font to what my company uses how can I use this for presentations?

                                    18 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  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.

                                      27 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Power BI Server user profiles

                                        I want the possibility that a user can save their own dashboard settings / filters or remove tables / graphs from a dashboard. For example if the selected one time only their own department and Power BI server saves this, the next time they open the dashboard it is filtered on the department selected earlier.

                                        10 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Import Pages or Reports from other PBI Files

                                          Being able to import prior reports or Pages from other PBI Desktop File

                                          7 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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