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  1. 2 votes
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  2. funnel

    I would like to customize funnelChart, like determining the 100% value, showing the percentage difference between the upper bar from the lower bar.

    5 votes
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  3. msa

    The use of MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) on the mapping function is imprecise. We would like to use this functionality to group in place of cities to get a broader view.

    Ex-
    Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA shows up in Canada
    Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL shows up in Tallahassee, FL

    2 votes
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  4. Can we have Enterprise Gateway be enabled over VPN/ExpressRoute?

    We have two large clients who are not allowed to use ServiceBus Relay today as it is regarded as a security hole (their security teams don't scan outbound traffic, so the inbound traffic over the relay is regarded as untrusted).

    We would like Enterprise Gateway to support data transfer over a VPN/Express route so that PowerBI can extract data from on-premises resources without going via the public internet.

    I appreciate that data is secured via SSL but that isn't good enough as their data security policies do not allow data to go via the internet (think PCI DSS compliance).

    (apologies…

    6 votes
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  5. Filter on numeric and date fields using the EmbedUrl

    We can use $filter within the embedUrl to filter on string fields. This capability needs to extend to numeric and date fields.

    2 votes
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  6. Dynamicaly set filters - Based on User/Viewer

    It would be awesome with a way to set filters in a report based on the viewers Account ID.

    This would work very well with another suggestion to have a global/Dashboard_level slicer.

    21 votes
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  7. Search for Salesforce Reports

    When you connect to salesforce and want to import a report, you have scroll the entire list. can you add sorting and searching?

    7 votes
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  8. Color category in Relationships module

    If the databases in the Relationships module can be color coded it would help during the build of the data model. Often I work with a number of tables, some which are tentative. Other times it would be nice to color code similar type tables (e.g. reference tables vs. content tables etc.)

    1 vote
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  9. Download Cashflow Dashboard from LedgerBase

    this is one of methods to manage a lot of dashboards, from data management to dashboard distribution

    https://youtu.be/AeWgNBOXzlY?list=PLPcrRYHIVppbNlzDpts2V0P-28THqHrsg

    1 vote
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  10. Bug in new CRM Online Content Pack

    The "Top Open Opportunities" visualization from the content pack does not actually have a filter for "Status = Open" hence it shows Lost and Won opportunities as well.

    1 vote
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  11. Consistent Folder Query Method XML CSV TXT

    There is no consistent and repeatable method to import folder containing XML or CSV files.

    It is offered as from folder but as we now it doesn't work without wrangling with the creation of various functions in an attempt to get it to work I can list multiple tutorials and all have a different method most which don't work on different sources.

    Can there be an improved and consistent import function that works.

    examples
    http://www.excelguru.ca/blog/2015/02/25/combine-multiple-excel-workbooks-in-power-query/

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/1d31402b-b05a-4091-8ce9-930481c34f93/combine-4-xml-queries-on-same-source-to-be-a-global-folder-query?forum=powerquery#aa1803c9-d86b-47ce-a966-f6a642f40870

    http://www.powerpivotpro.com/2015/01/power-query-for-excel-combine-multiple-files-of-different-file-types/

    http://excelunplugged.com/2015/02/10/get-data-from-folder-in-power-query/

    and all are different

    4 votes
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  12. Color reference table or color column mapping for charts

    Right now, you can only choose a set number of colors based upon each of the values in your data. However, if that data is refreshed with new values, you have no control over those. So if I have A&B at report creation time, then A&B&C&D on a re-crawl, C&D must now be updated within the report again.

    Is there any way to have this derived, like in Telerik or SSRS, from another column in the datasource or an added column? There's little flexibility here currently.

    1 vote
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  13. "Featured" content packs in your organization

    When an organization starts publishing hundreds of content packs, it can be hard to find the ones that apply to most employees. Having the ability for admins to star featured content packs that start at the top of the list would be helpful

    1 vote
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  14. Rotation of slicer 90º

    Would be great if the rotation of slicer in 'horizontal' orientation to fit in vertical walls was possible

    5 votes
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  15. Add existing power BI Labs into MVA

    Hello, I really enjoy these power BI labs and courses which are available here and I consider them as official.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHqdUdzpBng&list=PL1N57mwBHtN0JFoKSR0n-tBkUJHeMP2cP

    The idea I wanted to propose is include them into MVA (Microsoft Virtual Academy).

    While there are no official courses or exams for power BI the MVA will be at least one of way how to present some level of experience in power BI :)

    What you think??

    3 votes
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  16. How to change graph type on data selection


    I want to create a report that shows a line graph of plotted data over a timeline of Months for a year, and when the data of a singular month is selected the line graph should be replaced by(or converted to) a bar graph showing plotted data over a timeline of days for a month.

    14 votes
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  17. preview measure result in table view

    In PowerPivot, when writing a measure, the result of the measure in the context of what is filtered in the table is calculated and displayed. This is the easiest way to check for accuracy, develop complex measures, and confirm results. There is no equivalent in today's version of PowerBI, and to check the results of dax, I have to create a visualization with filter, and switch back and forth between table and visualization view to see results.

    8 votes
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  18. Favourite fields table

    We have more than 15 tables & 300 fields in the model. Usually the user create tiles with the same set of a few fields very dispersed among tables. The possibility to create in the model a table with a few recommended fields, and let the possibility to the users to add some fields to that table would be a pain killer.

    1 vote
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  19. KPI "Different id bad" status option

    KPI "Different id bad" status option or possibility to define values to turn green or red.

    2 votes
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  20. Visuals Help

    Ability to right click on visuals and click on help to get detailed information on how/when to use the visual

    4 votes
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