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  1. Connection with Office 365 Forms

    Hello!
    A connector with Office 365 Forms would be useful instead my organization uses the Forms to collect a lot of informations from the custumers. How can it will be possible without needs to export the data for Excel?

    Thanks!

    39 votes
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      7 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Extend DAX Format Function - Simple, but HUGE Benefits

      Extend Format Function to allow color in format code like in Excel. This would allow far more expressive conditional formatting in formulas. Take it a step further and add codes for bolding, italics and other formatting types. This would allow full flexibility in formatting of reports such as bolding certain rows, etc. Simple change - HUGE benefits! The finance community will thank you greatly!

      EXAMPLE:

      =FORMAT(1, "[[RED]] #") //formats number as red
      =FORMAT(1, "[[#ff0000]] #") //formats number as red (using hex code)
      =FORMAT(1, "[[RED;BOLD]] #") //formats number as red and bolds

      10 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 6 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Tooltip for Matrix visual (and others)

          For the Matrix and the Table Visuals (and others), tooltips simply show the value of the item over which the Pointer hovers. The behaviour of the tooltips differs from PBI Desktop to Browser in Terms of Duration of being shown and the truncation of longer texts.

          Other visuals (e.g. bar chart) have a customizable tooltip that can be filled by a special field well. Please add the same functionality to table and Matrix visuals!

          9 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Linked PowerBI reports

            Would be great if you can provide functionality to create linked PowerBI reports. Same as with regular paginated reports. Provides better security management and flexibility.

            16 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Way to change datasource import to direct/live query

              Create a way to automate the following manual steps..

              Hi all

              I recently wanted to change the datasource from Import to Live Query using the "Power BI service" and had a good lookaround without turning up much other than "you can not"...

              However I managed to get it going, effectively maintaining my designs/visuals and changing datasource so that I can get away with publishing one report whenever my data changes.

              Prerequisites:
              * TARGET: A .pbix file with designs/visuals using import, no measures.
              * SOURCE: A clean .pbix file using Live Query to a report/dataset published to app.powerbi.com (no designs/visuals)
              -This…

              10 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow formatting datetimezone fields to user local timezone

                Typically date & time information is available in UTC (if not then put it to UTC at source), you just want it rendered in the users' locale/time zone at reporting time.

                Adding an option to format datetimezone fields in the users' locale/time zone (based on the user account settings) would probably solve 90+% of requirements for rendering time zone information.

                Currently MS does not provide for showing offset information (or local time zone) as you only have date/time format options, but in the query editor you can set type to datetimezone which show offset info so it's clearly available -…

                13 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Export to PowerPoint with filters applied

                  PowerPoint Export to take into account filters that have been applied to the report prior to export. This is essential for users which need to filter on historic dates and then wish to export the report with those details.

                  551 votes
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                    38 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter/slicer-related functionality. We’ve put together a short survey to better understand different use cases and what improvements would make the experience better.  If you have a few moments, the survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.  We appreciate your feedback!
                    https://aka.ms/x998cx

                  • Export to Powerpoint with filters

                    We need the ability to export with current filters selected. Without this capability the export function is limited. Export to Adobe with preselected filter without having to save the report would work as well.

                    23 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Merge ideas on ideas forum

                      I find the idea forum is loaded with duplicates of ideas where votes and comments are split between multiple threads.
                      It would be useful if the community could propose a merger with other ideas on the forum (with the link) and then admins could merge the ideas and remove the duplicates.

                      I think this would make it easier for Microsoft to gain a clearer idea of what users want. And for users would help their ideas to gain a common thread of conversation, plus gain a stronger voice for the ideas they want.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Slicer must have effects on other pages of dashboard

                        their should be an option to have changes to other pages also, regarding selection on slicer in any page.

                        7 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Page-level Bookmark

                          The current bookmark feature is basically for a Report-level bookmark. One of the limitation is having lots of bookmarks there. Imagine if we have 10 pages in a report, and each page has 5 pre-set filters saved as bookmark, there will be 50 bookmarks already. If we can have Page-level bookmark in addition to Report-level bookmark, that will be very great :)

                          This is different from having a group of Report-level bookmarks in https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/31785322-bookmark-groups

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Dataset usage metrics for content creators

                            Improve the usage metrics feature for content creators by exposing information about datasets - e.g. how many reports/dashboards are built on it, performance statistics, refresh reliability, etc.

                            FYI: here is the documentation for the currently released usage metrics feature:
                            https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

                            54 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Dynamic Distinct Data Colors

                              Today, we can define Data Colors for different Categories in most of visuals (Legend). However we have to define one color for each category statically. Let us assume, that we have a visual, which is dynamically populated with TOP 5 Categories out of 100. Those TOP 5 Categories, can vary, depending on the User Filter selection. This leads to the confusion, that 2 Categories (out of 100) can receive the same color. The idea is, to select 5 colors for those 5 TOP categories, disregarding which category will be "selected/displayed" - but what is most important - ALWAYS DISTINCT COLORS.

                              10 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Export / Print graphs/reports from Power BI Report Server to Excel/Power Point

                                Possiblity to export or print report (or possibly graph) to Excel, Power Point, PDF for easy use in/as presentations for ex. stakeholders or other, where access to interactive reports not needed.

                                13 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Shape Map for Japan

                                  シェイプマップに日本地図を追加してください。
                                  Could you please add shape map for Japan?

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow customization of email subscription schedule

                                    Extend the existing email subscription feature to allow me to specify exactly *when* the email is sent out - e.g. send me the email at 2pm every Monday.

                                    More information about the existing feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/

                                    479 votes
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                                      18 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Apply formatting to a data visualisation before data is added to it

                                      It would be useful, particularly in the creation of Report Templates, if formatting options could be applied to a data visualisation before data is applied to the data visualisation. Currently all formatting options are greyed out until data is applied.

                                      10 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Import report template into existing report

                                        Currently we can import a Report Template into Power BI Desktop and create a new report using it. However, it would be useful to have the option of importing a Report Template into an existing report. The option to select which Report Pages to import from the Report Template would be even more powerful and advantageous.

                                        9 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Trial test for Power BI Premium

                                          There should be a trial test for Power BI Premium. At least limited to only one workgroup, and only 1GB per dataset as it is for Power BI PRO. This way we can test its capacity and way to interact with Power BI Service and SQL Reporting Services (SSRS).

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