Power BI Ideas

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. 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.

    29 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Enable dashboard publishing

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

    67 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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

    23 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    355 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    15 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Pin visuals from reports across multiple Workspaces in a single Dashboard

    It would be great if we could create a single dashboard (say, for the CEO), that contains visuals from reports across multiple workspaces. Currently, you can only pin visuals to a dashboard that is located within the current Workspace,

    26 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. diagnostic power query

    Power Query - no elevated admin rights for Diagnostic tool

    Currently the diagnostic tool needs to be run as admin. Even though I have local admin on my machine, that still doesn't work. Highly elevated rights are not common in large organisation, so can you please remove this need? You can to re-program the executable future releases and make it work for standard users with limited access rights in a locked-down environment.

    17 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. AutoML available for PRO users

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

    91 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  AI and Machine Learning  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    18 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    6 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    151 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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…

    104 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Rate your report (direct feedback)

    It would be useful if a user of a report can give direct feedback on it by giving it a 1-5 star rating plus some comments (for each report tab). Also nice if as a report user I can see how others rate the pages in the report.

    14 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Allow users outside organisation to receive subscription email

    Allow users outside organisation to receive subscription email like users within the organisation currently do

    92 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    7 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. GetReportsInGrouAsAdmin Should include report state, i.e. deleted

    When using this API call, it returns all reports, which is fine and useful. However, it doe snot indicate the state of the report, i.e. active, deleted, etc.

    Where this causes some challenge is when reporting on the data that is returned, we are unable to report on the various states of a report and are forced to simply show them all even if they have been deleted subsequently.

    14 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Bring Back the Quick Access Toolbar for Power BI Desktop Preview

    It was recently learned that the Quick Access Toolbar will be removed from the next public preview of the new Power BI Desktop program using the new toolbar experience. Link to Discovery ( https://twitter.com/kimmanis/status/1182753802270560258?s=20 )

    The Quick Access toolbar is needed to speed up report development. Please release the Power BI Desktop with new toolbar that includes the Quick Access Toolbar....

    See article on how it is best used today.. https://powerbi.tips/2019/07/quick-access-toolbar-for-the-win/

    19 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. "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…

    26 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Right to left full support

    Full support for right to left language as its supported on other Microsoft products. Text alignment while using Hebrew and English together in paragraph changes the words order.
    Please add attributes for text direction and text alignment.

    16 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Pin visual groups (on grouped level) to dashboards

    Hi! Thanks for the grouping feature. An awesome function in that context would be to allow a pin of such grouped visuals to a dashboard (as this group)! I give you one example: We have modelled a "heatmap" using the matrix visual, showing absiolut values in the cells and coloring the cell background (conditional formatting) using a key figure "delta to budget". As it's not 100% iuntutive if the colorization relates to prior month, forecast or budget, we have added a legend in the way that we added an image (showing a mini screenshot of the colorscale) and a textbox…

    29 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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.

    135 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    13 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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.

    85 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    23 comments  ·  Custom Connectors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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.

    29 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base

Ready to get started?

Try new features of Power BI today by signing up and learn more about our powerful suite of apps.