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  1. Explicit alert when "Any" data type is present

    Two ideas here:
    1.) Make the symbol for "any" data type a high visibility icon (i.e. a bright yellow warning symbol, radioactive symbol, biohazard symbol, etc)
    "Any" data types cause many issues due to their erratic behavior when attempting to aggregate data.
    2.) Display a pop-up warning whenever the "load and apply" is pressed if there are unresolved "any" data types. There's no need to ever have "any" data types in your data model. The issue should be resolved by the user immediately by specifying which datatype is more appropriate

    16 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Option to disable move, resize and pin visualizations to dashboard from report

    It would be nice to have a option to disable moving, resizing and pinning visualizations to a dashboard from a report. Or even better: the creator of the report should be able (in the 'Manage roles' option) to define per user which user can or can not adjust these options in the report.

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Get Data - Online Services: comScore Media Metrix

    I'd like to see comScore Media Metrix added to the list of online services.

    4 votes
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  4. Add Column/Measure color to formatting options

    To be able to set color of a measure or a column in formatting options (Under Modeling>formatting), so when columns or measures are added to a table or card visuals each value can have its own color

    5 votes
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  5. Google Analytics Content Pack Enhancement

    The Google Analytics Content Pack is WEAK, it needs to support:
    Scheduled reports - this is A MUST
    Google Segment Data
    Google Real Time

    Without this many Marketers will walk away from PowerBI and use Google, which after a 1st look is a much weaker product.

    16 votes
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  6. Republishing PBIX file should not break dashboard tile updates.

    Presently when a PBIX file from PBI Desktop is republished to the service the associated Dashboard Tiles stop being updated.

    It is necessary to re-pin the tiles to the dashboard for them to update.

    This should not be necessary.

    5 votes
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  7. Allow slicer to work across multiple tables

    Currently if you have two unrelated tables with similar columns, a slicer will only show the values of and allow filtering of one of the tables. This means that a user has to provide duplicate slicers, one for each table, where they can select the same values.

    9 votes
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  8. Make using data sources easier.

    Make using and keeping datasets in sync with the source easier because reports that are out of date are useless.

    1 vote
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  9. Creating new column based on the values of the table visualization ?

    Example Let's you have table with two columns A and B. You want to create a new column C based on A and B (eg. C= DIVIDE(A,B)). The result of C should change based on the current values of A and B

    1 vote
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  10. Quick Insights - Expanded Integration with Desktop

    Currently results from Quick Insights seem limited to pinning individual tiles to a dashboard in the Service. It would be more useful to expand on this great feature to be able to 1) select ALL the results and pin them en masse 2) ability to pin or import Quick Insight results to the Desktop authoring tool to be able to further customize the results.

    9 votes
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  11. Suggestion for Power BI Services Content Pack

    We have a very popular local accounting software called SQL accounting software. I suggest to add into the content pack library as there are many SMEs using this software for financial reporting.

    1 vote
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  12. allow me to set target value

    A lot of visuals allow you to set a target value, but this target must be a field in your data set. Let me manually enter a target value to show on my visualization

    4 votes
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  13. How to filter keyword basis (as like operator in SQL) and filter date based on range or greater than or less than

    How to filter keyword basis (as like operator in SQL) and filter date based on range or greater than or less than.

    1 vote
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  14. Support archive .pbx

    It would be a very useful mobile applications support pbx files generated by the powerbi desktop. With this it would be possible to view reports quickly and efficiently.

    2 votes
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  15. 1 vote
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Import data from power query

    If we could import data directly from the data catalog queries made with power query sent to the BI catalog query data query it would be great power and of course do not erase the existing queries

    1 vote
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  18. PowerBI Embedded Reports Rendering Issue

    I am using PowerBI's Rest API to embed reports in our application. However, after loading webpage, I get a Power BI loading Symbol and nothing happens after that.

    Surprisingly, Reports renders well in our PROD environment but not in TEST environment. We are using same browser of same version. Still this issue persists in only TEST. It would be great to know about this issue.

    2 votes
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  19. € sign position

    the € sign shows behind the number, even when you select the approriate setting

    1 vote
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  20. Ability to retain the filter applied on a component

    It should be able to retain the filter applied on a particular chart.
    For example, i have multiple charts one is at country level, 2nd is at state level and 3rd is at city level.
    If user sees something wrong in the country level chart then he will click on that particular country to filter the data in state and city maps.
    then he want to see the one of the state which is performing bad, so he will click on that state to see the related cities under that. Assuming that he will see the data of the country…

    1 vote
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