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  1. Ability to rename (sub/grand) "Total" and move the totals to the beginning or end of the visual

    1. Power BI should allow users to rename the sub total/grand total names.

    This ability can provide the end users to understand at a glance what the total actually represnts rather than looking into other details.

    2. Matrix/table visuals should be flexible enough to move the totals to beginning or end of the values section.

    This helps in most cases where the end users want a "Total and breakdown" kind of structure, like for example, totals by Fiscal year in the beginning and break down by quarter

    12 votes
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  2. 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

    15 votes
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  3. Disable or prevent Teams from autocreating App Workspace

    Please introduce a global setting to Prevent Teams from creating PowerBi App Workspace automatically when creating a new Team. As the new Workspaces are detached from Teams/Groups this should be a setting to prevent the App Workspaces beeing clotted with empty Workspaces from all our Teams.

    39 votes
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  4. Bring Forward Calculation Groups for Power BI Desktop

    At SQL Bits, Microsoft announced Calculation Groups. I blogged about that here https://exceleratorbi.com.au/calculation-groups-are-coming-to-dax/

    As I covered in my blog, it is not clear when this will come to Power BI. It would be good to see how many people want this feature sooner rather than later. Please vote if you want to see it in Power BI.

    21 votes
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  5. 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.

    46 votes
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  6. IntelliSense Should Use Best Practice Column and Measure Naming Conventions

    There is a clearly defined and accepted best practice for referencing columns and measures in the DAX language.

    1. Column names should ALWAYS reference the table name.
    TableName[Column Name]
    2. Measures should NEVER reference the table name.
    [Measure Name]

    This is a fundamental concept accepted by everyone with knowledge of the DAX language (everyone I know anyway).

    IntelliSense in DAX sometimes follows this convention and sometimes it does not. I have created a short video (40 seconds) showing 3 examples. https://youtu.be/CvaRhKrnHRk

    There are other places where column names are appended to measure names too, such as inside Quick Measures, and…

    324 votes
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  7. share dataset across different workspaces

    There should be a way to share datasets across the different workspaces. This may be loaded to a global environment and related to capacity, it would use the capacity based on which workspace accesses it.

    The benefit of this is to maintain some master datasets with calculations within them which can be joined to data from individual departmental data. Moreover this will eliminate the need of Analysis services and creating a refresh mechanism for it.

    68 votes
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  8. PowerBI connector for Microsoft Graph

    Add PowerBI connector for Microsoft Graph with oAuth authentication or another direct connector to Azure AD.

    Details are described at the discussion https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Error-getting-OData-from-Microsoft-Graph-Access-to-the-resource/idi-p/430087

    157 votes
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  9. Report Tooltips for mobile devices

    Report Tooltips are awesome! It would be great if they were also available on mobile devices

    109 votes
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  10. ODBC Data Sources in Dataflows

    Please add ODBC data source connectors for Dataflows. Many of our queries connect through ODBC drivers because direct access to the DB2 database is not allowed through the DB2 driver.

    46 votes
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  11. Please allow monthly refresh of data on the schedule refresh option in server. (and let us choose the date, like 4th of every month)

    It is a suggestion for allowing monthly refresh where the user can select the date on which it needs to be refreshed as well

    69 votes
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  12. Text Direction Property for visuals and pages

    Currenty it seems like all texts in a PBIX file are defined as LTR.
    It will be very useful to have the control over the Text Direction property.
    It will be really great to have this control dynamicly - Let's say there's a multi-language report where the X axis on a bar chart has company names in mix language that has different desired Text Direction properties.

    32 votes
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  13. Be able to pass parameter value specified in the URL to stored procedure

    Be able to pass parameter value specified in the URL to stored procedure

    Currently, Parameter value specified in the URL and pass its value to stored procedure is not possible in Power BI Report.
    Found lots of Similar ideas are already submitted. Please kindly consider to implement this feature, as SQL Server Reporting Services allows us to do so using URL access.

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    Stored procedure which takes one parameter value is specified in Dataset query. We need feature to be able to pass parameter value specified in the URL and pass its value to stored procedure so that we…

    11 votes
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  14. Export to PowerPoint with individual image elements

    Currently, the Export to PowerPoint feature exports one image file per report. Update the Export to PowerPoint feature to support exporting an image per report visual instead.

    701 votes
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  15. 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.

    33 votes
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  16. Improve Relationship Drag and Drop Experience

    In Power Pivot for Excel, when you drag and drop columns to create relationships, there experience is:
    1. Click and drag source column
    2. Hover over destination table
    3. The receiving column on the destination table is highlighted to indicate which column will receive the join.

    In Power BI Desktop, item 3 above is missing. It makes it ambiguous how the join will be made (and a poor user experience). Please add a visual confirmation to the user which column will receive the join during drag and drop.

    439 votes
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  17. Enable complete off line dashboard / report capability for Power BI app on mobile device

    While PowerBI has provided very friendly user interface through PowerBI app, our organization has a strong need to bring power BI app to equip the full sync of the report onto mobile device mainly because many positions in the organization is mobile, and people often use the transition opportunity to conduct analysis. In addition, we have customers that our sales reps visit located in the area where network is not sufficient to run the report on-line

    11 votes
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  18. Increase the data export row limit (30,000 rows max) in Power BI Report Server

    The capability to export raw data from Power BI is an important function for many users.

    Presently, the export data limits are as follows and confirmed at the community link below.

    - Power BI Service (cloud platform): 150,000 row maximum
    - Power BI Report Server (on-premise platform): 30,000 row maximum

    Please increase the export limit setting on Report Server to match that of Service. Better yet, increase them both to a much higher limit as requested by others in separate idea posts.

    http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Report-Server/What-is-the-Export-data-row-count-limit-for-Power-BI-Report/m-p/343951

    443 votes
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  19. key influencer with live connected data

    currently the visual only support imported data. Would be great if it can support live connection

    12 votes
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  20. Ability to undo a deleted dataflow

    Once a dataflow is deleted then it's gone. It's a BCP issue and we need to have some sort of undo or a recycle bin where it can be restored for some time.

    11 votes
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