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  1. Hierarchy Slicer Sync

    I tested the "Sync Slicers" it's a very good option but it doesn't work with Hierarchy Slicer, it will be very important to synchronize pages of report's with hierarchical slicers like Hierarchy Slicer.

    465 votes
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    60 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Interactive Python Visuals

    I know Python Visuals have just been supported for Power BI, but lets get the ball rolling on this one.

    Please support Visual Interactions with Python Visuals.

    138 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add explode options for Dounut chart and Pie chart

    There are many scenarios we need to add explode option for dounut and pie chart as requirements. This explode option was possible in other tools and scripting languages.

    Please implement this option for better visualization

    35 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Drill through to another report refresh with Live connection

    Currently the drill through functionality to another report doesn´t seem to work correctly for Live connections. The first time works, but when going back and changing the drill through, the target report doesn´t refresh automatically. This is confusing for end users, because you don´t always realize that the data have not been refreshed. The Power BI support team acknowledged this problem and proposed I create a ticket in the "Idea" category. It seems more like a bug to me then anything else, but hereby the idea to make the drill through to another report functionality always refresh the target report…

    16 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Allow workspace tagging

    As an IT administrator responsible for PBI Service management and governance. I would like the ability to create free form tags (Similar to azure portal tags). to track key metadata like a GL Code or responsible business department or other business specific information. These tags should be exposed via the API so they can be used to pull back in reports. tagging assets in the workspace (Reports, dashboards datasets) would be useful as well

    33 votes
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  6. Allow 'Edit Interactions' for Filters pane, or add new collapsable "Canvas" pane

    I like the new Filters pane, but I think you really want to think about allowing the same kind of "Edit Interactions" for fields in the Filters pane as you do for any other visual.

    Here's why: I would dearly like to ditch slicers from a report in favour of the Filters pane in order to free up precious screen real-estate, but often slicers are set up so that they only filter *some* things and not others, whereas things in the Filters pane are global, as far as I can tell.

    I was hoping that the filters pane was going…

    71 votes
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  7. "Import" REST Api call doesn’t work when Importing PBI report consuming existing dataset and with cross tenant

    "Import" REST Api call doesn’t work when Importing PBI report consuming existing dataset and importing with cross tenant account. I have already raised a MS Support ticket (119012526003971) but got response that its not possible at present and need to raise a new idea.
    Scenario:
    • Create Report in Dev Env.
    o Create PBI report (e.g. mypbireport1.pbix) using Powerbi desktop and AAD account (e.g. abcdev@test.com), which is connecting to external Datasource and then publish to a workspace e.g. devws. It creates dataset in Powerbi service with name as mypbireport1. (we can use either PBI desktop or Powershell REST API…

    16 votes
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    0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Gateway Usage monitoring tools for Power BI Service

    As Power Bi and other applications in the Power Platform become more prolific within the BI Cloudscape and Landscape integration, gateways will become used more and more. Having visibility to the capacity of a gateway, the volume of traffic through the gateway, which datasources are used more frequently than others, which types, etc would be a very useful resource to have within the Gateway management system.

    158 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Click and Drag to Select Multiple Objects and Allow Nudge

    Similar to the other Microsoft products, it'd be great if we could click and drag the mouse to select multiple object on a page. Then, once multiple are selected, allow us to nudge them with the arrow keys all at the same time. Right now, we have to click one at a time and nudge one at a time. Oftentimes, I have many items I've already spent time aligning and then I need to nudge them and I have to do it one at a time.

    202 votes
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  10. Automatically change tooltip page view to actual size

    When changing a Page to a Tooltip via Page Information it would be great if the Page View then automatically defaulted to actual size rather than fit to Page.
    Would save a couple of clicks and avoid scaring new users with massive visuals.

    21 votes
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  11. Pass SSO user credentials through the Power BI gateway

    We need the user SSO credentials to be passed through Gateway connections to Denodo Data Virtualisation layer to be able to securely federate our data/analytics report queries

    25 votes
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  12. Microsoft Teams as Data Source

    I want to connect Microsoft Teams as Data Source by Power BI.

    Scenario:
    - Create a report from the topic of the channel of Team.
    like Word Crowd of the channel.
    - Create a report from the usage of Microsoft Teams.
    like the topic count each channel, member count, total duration.
    - Create a report of usage of Microsoft Teams relate with other systems.
    like a report with Microsoft Teams and Customer Services.

    163 votes
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  13. Report Theme Designer

    The Report Theme Designer pane would be accessible from the View tab just like the other panes (Field Properties, Bookmarks, Selection, Sync Slicers) and would allow the theme designer to easily choose the colors. font families, text sizes, etc at a granular level. Once complete, the author could export the new report theme (.JSON file) and thus import this theme to other Power BI reports just like any other report theme file.

    20 votes
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  14. (Real) Dual axis charts

    It would be nice to be able to create dual axis charts and not the combo chart, to be able to drop more than one value on an axis and synchronize those axes. It would also be good to be able to control the type of mark in this instance so you could have one bar and one hash mark. Stephen Few would be happy cause we could create bullet charts (yeah those custom visuals really don't work and have bugs)

    173 votes
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  15. Report page tooltip on all objects

    New report page tooltip preview feature in the March update is great.

    Would be nice if we had the option of adding this tooltip to visuals that previously didn't have a tooltip.

    For example, I have a card visual. I'd like users to get one of these mini report pages pop-up when they hover over it but as this visual doesn't have a tooltip it can't be used.

    Would be great if we can do this on other things like shapes and text boxes as well.

    489 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Since the initial release, we added support for table, matrix, and cards.

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-july-2018-feature-summary/#tableTooltips

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-2018-feature-summary/#tooltips

    I’ll leave this idea open for now since there are some requests for shapes, textboxes, and buttons, but it would be helpful if people can comment on their use cases for report page tooltips on these non-visual report elements.

  16. DAX Query Language Visual

    I see big value in creating a visual that can display the results of a DAX query. One way this could be deployed is a follows.
    * Add the new visual to the report canvas
    * Write a DAX query that returns a table (of course) and add this to the visual
    * The visual would respect any cross filtering coming from the report just like any other visual.

    This would give report writers very granular control to display records without having to use a table visual and a measure that triggers the display of the correct records.

    1,326 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    At the moment we don’t have any plans to implement this. It sounds like it’s mostly useful for learning/training? If there are other ‘production’ scenarios that you think it’d be useful, where a regular table/matrix wouldn’t work, please let us know in the comments!

  17. 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.

    44 votes
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  18. Allow Parameters to be saved in Dataflows

    At the moment, parameters cannot be created and saved in dataflows. Parameters are automatically converted to a table when saving the dataflow.

    Parameters are useful to easily change or update specific values in SQL queries.

    58 votes
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  19. Allow Slicers to be preset based on defined criteria

    Allow Slicers to be preset based on defined criteria (i.e. DAX formula or other developer input).

    For example, a dashboard that displays KPI data based on the current week end date. On displaying the dashboard the screen should default to the current end date with the user having the optional ability to set the date slicer for previous weeks.

    At a stretch you could have a button with a bookmark action to run some DAX that could set the date slicer to the latest end date.

    Taking this further you could also reverse and forward the slicer to the next…

    143 votes
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  20. Track Usage of Customer Power BI Visuals

    I would like to be able to track how many users use (as creators or viewers) a certain custom visual. This will allow me to communicate to external vendors on actual usage and acquire the right amount of paid licenses. Currently I do not have such an option and I need to acquire licenses for the entire tenant even if the custom visual is only used in a very small group

    18 votes
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