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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

    1,776 votes
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      43 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow visual header control per visual

      The March 2018 update introduced visual header control at the report level.

      Since this is currently an 'all-or-nothing' feature, please evolve this so we can control visual headers on a per visual basis.

      503 votes
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        34 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Copy/Paste from Power BI Desktop

        Please allow Copy/Paste functionality from Power BI Desktop. We often need to recreate PBI reports in Excel just so we can Copy tables or charts and paste into PowerPoint or simply email it. Need stronger integration with other Office products. Copy/paste seems so basic.

        Note: Our company uses PBI Desktop and PBI Report Server (on SQL server) - cloud services are not an option because of Protected Health Information.

        259 votes
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        • Power BI collaborative development

          allows multiple developers to work collaboratively on the same PBIX.

          Idea could be separate back-end (advanced editor) and fron-end (modelling and report design) or allows the possibility to merge more than one pbix.

          83 votes
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          • Report page tooltip on all objects

            New report page tooltip preview feature in the March update is great.

            Would be nice if we had the option of adding this tooltip to visuals that previously didn't have a tooltip.

            For example, I have a card visual. I'd like users to get one of these mini report pages pop-up when they hover over it but as this visual doesn't have a tooltip it can't be used.

            Would be great if we can do this on other things like shapes and text boxes as well.

            262 votes
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            • 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…

              147 votes
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              • disable auto time intelligence

                Make the "Auto Time Intelligence" feature a global option that can be turned off for all subsequent PBIX files.

                54 votes
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                • 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

                  679 votes
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                  • Python Script in Power BI

                    It's great that Power BI already has the capability to run R scripts for data transformation. It would be even better if we could run Python script.

                    1,941 votes
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                      119 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Export PowerBI Desktop report to pdf, word, powerpoint

                      Export PowerBI Desktop report to pdf, word, powerpoint

                      71 votes
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                      • 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.

                        274 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.

                          88 votes
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                          • Allow Tooltip Pages to be used in matrix/table

                            Please allow Tooltip Pages to be used in matrix/table also - not just in charts.
                            Thank you

                            40 votes
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                            • full screen in desktop mode

                              Enable full-screen mode when working on power bi desktop. Pretty often I need to display the current page in power bi desktop mode (without sync the page to office 365) and there is a space limit, some of the visualizations are small and unreadable.

                              57 votes
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                              • Open local files (file://) directly by click on url link as with (http://)

                                Currently open a local file from Desktop is not possible and from browser is very tedious as explained on May 2017 update:

                                https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/#urlTables

                                "If you want to use file URLs, there are some limitations. They will not open in the Power BI Desktop, only in web browsers. For most browsers, you will need to right click on the link, copy the link address, and paste the URL in a new tab"

                                It will be great if can be improved the way to open the files in same way as with web images or files (http://).

                                48 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  336 votes
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                                  • 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…

                                    426 votes
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                                    • Click and Drag to Select Multiple Objects and Allow Nudge

                                      Similar to the other Microsoft products, it'd be great if we could click and drag the mouse to select multiple object on a page. Then, once multiple are selected, allow us to nudge them with the arrow keys all at the same time. Right now, we have to click one at a time and nudge one at a time. Oftentimes, I have many items I've already spent time aligning and then I need to nudge them and I have to do it one at a time.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Download report template (.pbit) from Power BI Service

                                        It takes a lot of time to download report with large dataset. For ex. 750MB of data can take 5 more hours to be downloaded, or if it is distributed team then some members are not able to download report at all to modify. In case if you don't have empty (.pbix) file or template (.pbit) it's a trouble ... is it possible to add download template feature from the Power BI Report online?

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Standard Visualization Design Tools

                                          In both PBI Desktop and PBI Service, for efficient and accurate design, the user needs to have all of the following familiar design environment tools i.e.
                                          - select all
                                          - move all
                                          - "lassoo" select multiple objects
                                          - align to top of highest object
                                          - align to bottom of lowest object
                                          - set all objects to smallest/largest width
                                          - set all objects to smallest/largest height
                                          etc

                                          11 votes
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