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  1. 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.

    25 votes
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  2. Default measure format to comma and zero decimals

    Every time I create a measure I have to format it as “,” and 0 decimals. This appears to be the most common format and it would make sense to make this the default.

    351 votes
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  3. 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,…

    24 votes
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  4. 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.

    19 votes
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  5. Create Viewer Access Role

    I have many end users who should remain as such. End users. They should be able to consume content period. Having this limited access will not allow them to edit, alter, delete, update, etc. They should also not be able to download content in a PBIX file as they won't be permission-ed to connect to the original data sources only. This would be very helpful to have, particularly in the new apps where I have various levels of users interacting with the published content, some who truly need read-only access (particularly in B2B situations where we publish data to external…

    101 votes
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  6. Hyperion Essbase: Support on premise server publishing

    Thanks for adding the support of Essbase connector on desktop. it would be great if you can enable the publishing to on premise server also.

    17 votes
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  7. Power Platform Admin Portal

    Allow the Power BI admin role to access the Power Platform admin portal. This will allow the Power BI admin to see all data gateways used in an organization.

    134 votes
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  8. Prompt the User Before Creating a Hierarchy When Fields are Dragged Onto Each Other

    How many times have you dragged a field onto another field by mistake and have it create a hierarchy?

    It happens quite often. Usually I am trying to drag the field to the Visualization pane but fail to hold the mouse button. And lo and behold it creates a hierarchy. (Which I then have to delete. But sometimes I do not even notice that I accidentally created a hierarchy).

    It would be nice if a prompt came up, asking if we want to create a Hierarchy.

    142 votes
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  9. AutoML available for PRO users

    Enable AutoML for Power BI Pro users, not just Premium.

    82 votes
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  10. Give users the ability to share a personal bookmark or filtered view from an app

    Users want to easily share a link that will take others to the exact view they are looking at. Workspace versions of reports allow for sharing with filters, now we really need the same thing for Apps. Workarounds exist (commenting, editing URL, etc), but they are not great or easy for our users. We can share report level bookmark links, but not personal bookmarks.

    27 votes
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  11. 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.

    92 votes
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  12. View Dataflow data sizes

    Enable an option to find the size/storage of a dataflow entity in Power BI service and Premium Capacity Metrics App.

    22 votes
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  13. 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.

    76 votes
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  14. Add Warning Box when choosing Sort By Column

    Applying a sort order column requires certain DAX measures to then be amended to include this sort order column.

    https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/side-effects-in-dax-of-the-sort-by-column-setting/

    A Warning Box would be great to flag this potential issue
    https://twitter.com/wynhopkins/status/1176405396908474372?s=20

    21 votes
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  15. Python & R Script in Power BI Report Server

    It's great that Power BI report server will the capability to run R & Python scripts for data transformation.

    147 votes
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  16. ESRI ArcGIS maps in Power BI Report Server

    Support ESRI ArcGIS maps in Power BI Report Server

    23 votes
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  17. 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.

    33 votes
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  18. Retain the formatting of columns when Power BI reports are exported to excel

    Requesting Power BI team to include this feature of retaining the formatting of columns when Power BI reports are exported to excel.

    Just like SSRS and Paginated reports when exported to excel has the "Word wrap" and other rich formatting, we would need the same for Power BI reports when exported to excel as well.

    Thank you

    17 votes
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  19. SAP

    Connect to SAP BW with single-sign-on via on-premise gateway

    Large SAP BW installations with thousands of users are often accessed via single-sign-on (SSO) e.g. the users windows credentials are used to authenticate to BW. SSO simplifies the user experience and reduces user administration costs. These users should be able to setup on-premise gateway connections that can be used to refresh data sets in the Power BI Service. The connections should leverage that individuals BW roles & authorizations and not require a BW password i.e. automatically associate the Power BI user ID to the associated SAP user ID.

    875 votes
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  20. Enable dashboard publishing

    Very limited without this option. This is the main use people want to have for dynamic visualisations

    50 votes
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