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  1. Using measures to dynamically fill in parts of text boxes

    It would be nice to be able to fill in parts of text boxes dynamically based on measures. Currently this is only possible with the card object, but this is very limited if you really want to include long texts. Also, the entire text then needs to be in a measure which is sub optimal.

    What would be a better solution is to add text to a text box with a variable in it that references the measure. For example:

    Lorem {{MEASURE1}} dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut…

    14 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow custom fonts in text boxes and perhaps all visuals (at least titles)

      Allow custom fonts in text boxes. Power BI Desktop should allow any font that is installed in Windows. Feel free to put certain parameters around the font type so that it can be appropriately rendered and exported. But in general, why can't we have more fonts?

      33 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Programmatic way ( via REST API) to get the pure data of a dataset in POWER BI Service.

        Intention is to receive the data insides of the report so that I can do an automated sanity of report data. Report PBIX file export is not of use to me as my utility code cannot read data from it
        As of now there is no way to create automated testing to verify the health of reports that they are running fine with correct data .
        Also , we can have any REST api for export to .csv/. xml , this might also work for automation test building.

        17 votes
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          2 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Power BI Service recognize local time zone for TODAY() and NOW() time intelligence functions

          As of now, the reports that I create on desktop utilize a lot of time intelligence functions and relative date filters. This is completely fine so long as I view the report on the desktop. Once I publish the report up to the service and then utilize those visuals in dashboards I run into this issue. All of my time intelligence functions (TODAY & NOW) and relative date filters convert to UTC.

          This issue causes my data to roll over to the next day 5 hours early which affects all of my subscriptions.

          It would be absolutely fantastic if Power…

          61 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Export PowerBI Desktop report to pdf, word, powerpoint

            Export PowerBI Desktop report to pdf, word, powerpoint

            11 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Maintain state of button when selected

              Maintain the state of a Button when it is selected to show the user that the button has been pressed. Currently, when the Button is selected, it only briefly changes state and then returns to default.

              For example, when the button is pressed and it is designated to fill grey when selected, the Buttons fill only momentarily turns grey, and then returns to default. The state of the selected formatting should remain when the Button is pressed.

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Matrix: conditional formatting per row in matrix

                Currently, conditional formatting in matrix is based on all values of the matrix. I am looking forward to have it based on individual rows (a feature already available in Excel)

                Consider having monthly data (column) which you want to track for multiple categories (rows). But the categories have completely different values (i.e. some rows with $10 on average and some rows with $1000 on average).
                By applying conditional formatting per row, you can track trends/behaviour per individual category.

                Now the row with the highest values ($1000 row in above example) will typically steal all the highlights, and not allow you…

                47 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Calculated measures when live connected to MDX cubes

                  In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

                  Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated measures against multidimensional models too.

                  1,036 votes
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                    83 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Approval Process for Gateways / Prevent Personal Gateways

                    Build an approval process for Gateways before they become Active on a tenant. The approval process would be manged by the Power BI Admin. This approval process could be a feature the Power BI Admin can enable / disable, defaulting to disabled to retrain backward compatibility.

                    Current reality allows anyone with a Pro License to push any internal data they have access too to the service. With the right permission they can then push this data public without restrictions.

                    This feature is a must have in an Enterprise concerned about how data is used / managed. Just because some has…

                    48 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Include report filters in Drillthrough action

                      As much as I like the new Drillthrough actions, it seems a bit lacking in that it does not also pass through any report filters that are active on the source report on the source report.

                      132 votes
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                        8 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • css minify, compression, and any more performance improvements

                        A quick audit in Chrome 66 pulls out a trove of places that could be heavily improved to improve performance.
                        Minify the Javascript, minify the CSS, enable text compression on the web server, tree shaking on the CSS to remove unused CSS rules.
                        The first 3 of those should be relatively trivial, and to be honest in 2018 web development should absolutely be part of a packaged web server product!

                        3 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a last modified date to the Reports list...Can't tell if data is current or old.

                          Add a last modified date to the Reports list...Can't tell if data is current or old.

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            Creating an encrypted authentication key that allows users to open a PBIX file or tabs inside it.
                            PBIX files hold intellectual properties of organizations and should be protected from unauthorized disclosure or distribution

                            20 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to rename items in the Selection Pane

                              With the addition of the Selection Pane in the October 2017 release, it would be great to be able to rename these selections so that they are easily manageable.

                              If you have multiple objects of the same name, i.e. Image, Text Box, it would be great to rename these (like in PowerPoint) so that you can clearly understand which ones you are hiding or making visible.

                              85 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • New way to schedule refreshes

                                The current method of setting up scheduled refresh in the Power BI service is clunky and nearly unusable--not to mention an RSI nightmare.

                                Some better solutions:
                                --Option for "Refresh every X minutes/hours/days"
                                --Ability to schedule more frequently
                                --Powershell to create/update Scheduled Refreshes for Datasets

                                44 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Inserting calculated row fields or rows to Power BI table or matrix.

                                  Hello Everyone. I don´t see the ability to insert calculated rows and rows to Power BI tables or matrixs. In finance community this is basic. Are you planning to develop this? If you already do so, big favor, can you please send me a link?
                                  Thank you,

                                  46 votes
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                                    10 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Data Alerts in Power BI Report Server

                                    Hi,

                                    If a specific threshold is exceeded I want to receive a email / message that this is happening on my Dashboard. It would be better if there is a default threshold for this and that a user can set up a specific threshold also.

                                    177 votes
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                                      11 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Specify Timezone for Relative Date Filter

                                      I would love to utilize the Relative Date filter to handle things like current month, current year etc. However, when published up to the service, the relative date filter utilizes UTC timezone, and there's no way to account for this currently.

                                      Please allow the ability to specify a timezone to be used by relative date filters, whether it be a tenant wide Power BI Admin setting, or something you can specify in the individual report level.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Multiselect option for mobile users

                                        There are at leat 3 important festures that fires with ctrl+click gesture: on slicers, on a single visual or, the most recent, on multiple visuals. The problem is that on mobile device we can not use ctrl+click gesture.
                                        I suggest to add a mobile app “multiple select” toggle option that switch between the single and multiple selection navigating a report.

                                        13 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Vertical Column Headers in Matrix

                                          Make possible to rotate the column header so that they appear vertical. It's very usefull for the case that I have a number of columns and the names of each column is a rather long text, hence it makes the matrix's width large even though the actual cells just hold a number. Format-wise, it can be much more pleasant if the column heades could have appeared vertically to save space rather than the default horizontal.

                                          18 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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