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  1. Measure Management & DAX Editor

    Anyone who uses PowerBI long enough has had a PBIX with 50-60 measures and it has become time consuming and tedious to mantain. In Excel you can do a quick find/replace to edit several formulas - in PowerBI you need to select each one individually. An "excel-like" interface for editing measures would save a lot of time! This would take PowerBI to the next level regarding productivity. I've prepared a mockup for this as well as a DAX Editor. Let me know what you think.

    Mockup: https://i.imgur.com/z6TBOQb.png?1

    311 votes
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      17 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Lock placement of tables in relationships pane

      The ability to 'lock' where tables are manually placed on the relationships pane would be very helpful. We have created a data model with security tables, secured dimensions, unsecured dimensions, and secured fact tables. When I lay out the tables in a specific way, the design is far more understandable than when placement is auto-generated. A 'lock' type of functionality to 'freeze' the table layout would be very helpful because I can more easily locate/verify (a) specific types of tables, (b) bidirectional relationships where they should be (and shouldn't be), and (c) relationship directions are accurate.

      128 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bookmark groups

        The new bookmark feature looks great. Would be useful if you could have collections of bookmarks for the presentation mode. For example, we have multiple clients that we provide campaign analysis for. It would be useful to use the same base report for these presentations but with the ability to create a group of bookmarks that are specific to that presentation. That way only one report can be used for every presentation and multiple users could have their own set of bookmarks to view a report in the ways that they specifically care about.

        260 votes
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          under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Back-button feature to clear selected drillthrough filter value

          As drillthrough function we use a filter and we give value for it from other report page. I click back-button and it will take me back to where I was before. In the background filter value stays unchanged. I use drillthrough function again. Filter value changes and I see visuals filtered with that value. I use back-button again. I navigate to that report page manually and to my surprice value selected in prev step is still selected. I know that I can open my filter selections and clear selected value but I'd like to do is to start exploring my…

          315 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Conditional Formatting for Text

            It would be great to conditional format a table and/or a matrix based on the cell text, not only numbers

            104 votes
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            • Make Desktop available through Microsoft Update (for versions of Windows before Windows 10)

              In September 2017 we announced that Power BI Desktop is available through the Windows Store, giving automatic updates: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-at-ignite-2017-announcing-enterprise-ready-capabilities-for-establishing-data-culture-at-scale/

              If you're not able to update to Windows 10, vote for this idea so that Power BI Desktop can be made available through Microsoft Update to older versions of Windows.

              161 votes
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              • Mapping Visuals Should Send All Location Data to the Bing Service

                If I add a list of State codes to the location card on a map, the results will normally not be accurate. The States selected could be from anywhere in the world - if you don't add the country details first, you get inconsistent results. There is a work around that can be achieved by adding the Country and State to the location section like this

                Country
                State
                Address

                You can then click Expand All Down to get the fully qualified state and address WITHIN the correct country. While this works, it is inconvenient and I think there is a…

                52 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Don't limit download data file sizes

                  Don't limit download data file sizes

                  Right now I need to be able to download a large csv from Power BI desktop and I'm getting the error message: "Data Exceeds the Limit" and "Your data is too large . Some data sampling may occur". And right now the table doesn't even appear to be that large: 6 columns x 811 rows.

                  Idea: Please remove the governor on the ability to download large CSV files.

                  109 votes
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                  • Syntax highlighting for DAX evaluation contexts

                    Evaluation context and its transition is one of the hardest concepts in DAX and I would find it extremely helpful, if syntax highlighting would assist us here: Let the colour of the table name show whether the expression will be evaluated:
                    in a row context (so the table name represents the record/current row and a scalar value will be returned, Color: purple).
                    In a filter context (so the table name represents the (eventually filtered) table and a list of its column values is returned instead, Color: gold.
                    Ideally, it would also indicate if a filter is active or not (or can become active once the measure…

                    54 votes
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                    • Calculated measures when live connected to MDX cubes

                      In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

                      Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated measures against multidimensional models too.

                      927 votes
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                      • Inserting calculated row fields or rows to Power BI table or matrix.

                        Hello Everyone. I don´t see the ability to insert calculated rows and rows to Power BI tables or matrixs. In finance community this is basic. Are you planning to develop this? If you already do so, big favor, can you please send me a link?
                        Thank you,

                        39 votes
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                        • Ability to rename items in the Selection Pane

                          With the addition of the Selection Pane in the October 2017 release, it would be great to be able to rename these selections so that they are easily manageable.

                          If you have multiple objects of the same name, i.e. Image, Text Box, it would be great to rename these (like in PowerPoint) so that you can clearly understand which ones you are hiding or making visible.

                          66 votes
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                          • "Apply slicers to all pages of a report" needs to include custom visuals

                            In the "Allows Slicers to apply to all Pages of a Report" request, Microsoft resolved the issue only for built in slicers. Need this functionality to work for ALL slicers, both built in and custom.

                            11 votes
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                            • Export Bookmarks in Powerpoint presentation

                              With the update of latest feature "Bookmark" in Power BI desktop, we can create as many bookmarks as we want in single report. I think its best idea to convert all these bookmarks into "PowerPoint " presentation in order to share with Colleagues or Management.

                              58 votes
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                              • Font color Dax

                                DAX Function to change the Font Color of a Measure.

                                8 votes
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                                • Slicer over all pages

                                  What we really need is a slicer (filter) to be available over all tabs/pages. Maybe create a user control which can be placed on each page? In this user control you can define multiple filters/slicers which are available on each page. Maybe a kindof pulldown menu for this user control so it does not take up to much space?

                                  185 votes
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                                  • Direct Query Mode for Generic ODBC Driver

                                    I request the product team to enable Direct Query mode for ODBC Connector

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Bookmark Play & Audio Features

                                      Love the new bookmark feature. I would like to see this enhanced to include a play button, duration (delay), and repeat (continuous play) feature for this so that you can turn it on like in presentation mode or someone can play it without the original author. Another feature then would be to add an audio file or be able to do a audio recording for each bookmark to include or reference through URL. Basically what is/was available for Power Maps so that you can play and watch the story.

                                      39 votes
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                                      • Edit Interactions

                                        Edit Interactions

                                        I feel that the Edit Interactions should work in two ways :

                                        a whether a selected visual should affect other visuals
                                        b whether a visual should be affected by other visuals.

                                        For example suppose I have created a slicer of a fact based dimension. When i interact with other visual on my DB, the slicer will change its value since it is based on fact. So in case I need the values to stay static, I would need to set the edit interaction to false for this visual wrt all other visuals.

                                        Instead a slicer (or any other…

                                        6 votes
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                                        • drill through back button resets the applied drill through filter

                                          The September released "Drill Through" option enables the ability to use a back button. When a drill through is applied, there is no way to reset the filter on the applied page. The back button currently takes you to the previous page, but SHOULD ALSO reset the drill through filter.

                                          51 votes
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