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  1. Complete RTL support for bar, table, matrix and other charts

    RTL (Right to Left) support for bar charts, table/matrix and other related charts. A RTL sample for Arabic charts published on WorldBank at https://blogs.worldbank.org/ar/arabvoices/arab-barometer-report-perceptions-corruption-rise-across-mena

    Thank you 💛

    20 votes
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  2. 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.

    231 votes
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  3. Analyze in Excel Date Columns - Convert Text -> Date

    When connecting to Power BI datasets using Analyze in Excel, all date fields from models show up in pivot tables as text, which disables filtering or grouping for date groups.

    It is possible to fix this or give us a workaround to set columns as date?

    Thanks!

    10 votes
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  4. Share Dataflow Ownership with Workspace Admins

    We need to allow all admins of the workspace in which the dataflow is held to be able to edit the flow. Multiple people contribute to a dataflow at different stages of a project but all need to be able to review, understand and if necessary edit the dataflow

    47 votes
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  5. Modify field properties in Power Query in both desktop and dataflows

    Often when building transformation logic or entire datasets I have already prepared field properties such as descriptions and synonyms. It would be useful to be able to add the properties within a dataflow or dataset so that they properties are inherited from the original Power Query.

    8 votes
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  6. "Display folders" above table level in data model

    It would be nice with some kind of organizing level above the table level in a (tabular) data model in Power BI, SSAS etc. For instance, by using "Display folders" to include measures, columns etc. from multiple tables in the same folder.

    There's a lot of business value to tap into between and across organizational boundries and tables, or from a wider overview, which is restricted by the tables as the top level in larger data models.

    The concept quickly and superficially illustrated by a fictive AdventureWorks example: https://oxcrx34285.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/166559i041B82FEAEB0C494/image-size/large

    Maybe one could also have a choice between showing the traditional…

    56 votes
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  7. 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.

    558 votes
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  8. ADD TO MICROSOFT POWER BI AN OPTION TO INSERT ICONS IN THE SAME FORM THAT IS IN EXCEL

    Thinking about visual identity, it would be interesting to create an option to insert icons in the power bi desktop in the same way as in excel.

    13 votes
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  9. Better Handle Column Types on Load in Dimension Tables

    When you load a dimension table (say a calendar table) in Power BI desktop, there are often lots of numeric columns that are not additive. Examples include Year, Month Number, Day of Week etc. By default (unless you set the data type to text) these numeric columns will have the default aggregation behaviour set to SUM. But they are not additive (of course). It would be much better to set these (dimension numeric columns) as "do not summarize". This could be managed in various ways that would be better than the current state. eg, you could simply mark all numeric…

    208 votes
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  10. Allow 'Search' within slicer filtering for non-text attributes

    Text attributes can be 'searched' within report slicers. However, integers cannot. For example, if someone wants to quickly find and slice by a Customer Id, it is very cumbersome right now - lots of scrolling. A simple search by Customer Id (as an integer) within the slicer would make it much faster and a better user experience

    560 votes
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  11. Separate settings for Export Data and Build Permission

    The current setup of Build Permission is too extensive and I see a need to find a middle ground in terms of data access permission. What I (and I assume others) need is a middle-level configuration where users cannot build new reports on the dataset (including analyze-in-excel), but can still use Export to Excel based on pre-configuered visuals. This way the developer can control what data granularity or filter is available to the consumers.

    This ties in to existing requests to disable Analyze-in-Excel feature specifically, and now expands into the broader scenario of Build Permission and shared datasets.

    Related post…

    86 votes
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  12. Option to change the 30 day "soft delete" grace period to 60 days on Premium Workspaces

    We need the "soft delete" grace period extended to at least 60 days on Premium Workspaces.

    It would be nice if this was a configurable setting.

    17 votes
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  13. Option to default all visuals to cross filter instead of cross highlight should be added next to Format Ribbon next to Edit Interactions

    Rather than digging into Options and Settings > Options > Current Report, it would be great to have a check box right next to the Edit Interactions button.

    14 votes
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  14. 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.

    40 votes
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  15. Dax measure to show/hide visual or page

    This will be very useful, we can show/hide the visual/pages based on user login. Also custom navigation based on user login or slicer selection. There are several other possibilities as well.

    9 votes
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  16. Greater Control of Gateway Cluster List

    I'd like to be able to group gateways together based locally defined criteria; and then be able to sort those gateways within the group either by alpha order or date of creation or whatever I choose. I have full ability to sort my bank accounts; why not DMGs :) ?

    12 votes
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  17. B2B Workspace Contributors not able to republish reports via Power BI Service

    B2B users, set up as Contributors to a workspace, are unable to replace a report with an updated version. Contributors do not have access to modify a dataset, which is required when republishing a report with a modified version. The contributor role should include data set replacement privileges.

    The option where you can enable particular users to modify a report via the dataset tab is inefficient in a large organization using a premium capacity with a large number of contributors distributed across many teams.

    34 votes
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  18. Turn on ONE option in visual header by clicking on it, not by turning on everything, and unclicking other

    Right now you have c.a. 16 option in visual header, so when you want to turn on only one of them (f.e. focus mode), you need to turn on everything and then click 15 times to unclick unnecessary options. It could work like the slicer: you may click on "select all" or just choose the ones you want.
    Think of the report with 20 pages x 5 visuals on page, it is a lot of clicking... :)

    10 votes
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  19. Proxy value for Snowflake Connector

    Within Power Bi Desktop Snowflake connector give users the option to enter proxy information in order to connect to the Native Connector. This option is available in ODBC and is sometimes needed in order to make the connection to Snowflake.

    29 votes
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  20. Dataflow-based Datasets in service

    The dataflows product is potentially very useful - I especially like the idea of being able to append historical data to incrementally refreshed data.

    However, one major drawback is the fact that in order to use a dataflow in a dataset, you have to download it to the desktop, and then upload it back to the service once you've completed your data model.

    It would be great if you only had to use the preview version of the dataflow in desktop, or even better, if you could do all modelling, DAX etc. completely within the service.

    If there are workarounds…

    25 votes
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