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  1. Tooltip for fields on the New Filter Pane

    Provide the ability to add a Tooltip to items in Filter Pane (to provide guidance to users). See image at https://www.screencast.com/t/j9WmRbsvd

    5 votes
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  2. Power BI is unable to report the number (key) of the attribute when the Label Column is set in a HANA Calculation View

    When we set the 'Label Column' property in the semantics node of a HANA Calculation View, Power BI does not report the 'key' or number of the attribute e.g. for SoldToParty, if we set CustomerName as the Label Column, and report SoldToParty in Power BI, it displays the name (from CustomerName) not the key/number and users are unable to report the SoldToParty number.

    4 votes
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  3. 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.

    358 votes
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  4. 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://).

    188 votes
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  5. Multi or Dual y-axis/scale Line Chart

    Please provide Multi or Dual y-axis/scale Line Chart visual functionality.

    7 votes
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  6. Tabs management (Improvement) - Color, Index, Grouping, Hidding, Export

    My models have too many tabs (using the same datasets) and would love to have more features to help we handle it.
    Coloring Tabs, Index of tabs to move them up down, Grouping the many tabs (Hide/unhinde). Exporting the tab names so we can make a index outside BI.

    11 votes
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  7. Dynamic change in X Axis

    Is it possible to specify a measure in X-axis field? And the measure should be able to return a column name based on some logic.

    4 votes
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  8. Power BI PDF export per Bookmark

    I like the new PDF export function of Power BI desktop, but i would like more to extend this with bookmark support, to export every bookmark as one PDF page!
    So one report could be reuses with different parameter especially when building bigger documents

    37 votes
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  9. New modeling relationship view zoom +/-

    Please add the same zoom +/- functionality we had on the old relationships view onto the New Modeling View (preview feature).

    Even though we can make much smaller models, there is still times tables go beyond the normal view and there is currently no way to zoom out and still see all tables.

    9 votes
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  10. Hide column header in Visual Table and Matrix

    Sometimes its needed to hide column header in Visual Table and Matrix and show only Grid without any headers

    20 votes
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  11. dashed line, dotted line, line thickness

    Please add line format pane that allows for selecting to insert dotted or dashed line.

    Currently, all the most common line adjustments are only for lines that are part of line charts, not for lines inserted as a shape.

    12 votes
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  12. Set sort order for data values in filters in the Filters pane

    In slicers, one can set the order in which values are shown (ascending or descending). The same functionality should be available for filters in the new Filters pane. Currently, the values are shown ASC. A use case for this are dates, for which it is common to display the most recent ones first.

    13 votes
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  13. Workday function to become available

    Enable the use of workday function from Excel. This is a very useful function which enables the calculation of projected TATs vs targets.

    20 votes
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  14. Enable the use of measures in the key influencers visual

    The use of Measures in the Key Influencers Visual would be amazing. This is where so much potential could be unlocked!

    I imagine this would be in the works already - if so is there a timeline?

    7 votes
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  15. 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.

    162 votes
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  16. custom image on button

    Buttons would be much more useful if we could add a custom icon/image to them. The current choices of arrows, reset, help, Q&A, etc. are too limited.

    Thanks,

    100 votes
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  17. PowerBI Desktop - Simultaneous views

    Allow the possibility to split the 3 views:

    1) report view

    2) data view

    3) relationships view

    Often, like other colleagues, I work with 2 or 3 monitors; it would be convenient to work on the report view on a monitor, check the relations on another monitor and check the data on another monitor. Practically work simultaneously with the 3 view modes.

    2 votes
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  18. New Filter Pane (Preview)

    Hi
    Most of these suggestions are based on the current use of Slicer and what needs to be done to use the new filter pane instead of slicers

    1. Ability to change the header of each filter: Currently the head of the slicer is based on the field name, would be good to rename the header instead of renaming the field

    2. Ability to sort: A good example will be a filter with date, where the current filter is sorted ascending by default

    Thanks

    Nishant

    7 votes
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  19. 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…

    522 votes
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  20. Date Hierarchy format MMM

    Add ability to change the format of Power BI Date Hierarchy

    3 votes
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