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  1. 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.

    1,551 votes
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      79 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Composite models when connected to SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular (SSAS)

      We really love the new feature of 'Composite Models' in the Power BI July 2018 update! This enables us to join custom lists with DirectQuery sources.

      It would also be beneficial if this would also work when connected to SSAS Tabular in DirectQuery.
      This would stronlgy improve the enterprise features of Power BI.

      369 votes
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        26 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • incremental refresh for Power BI Pro

        Enable Incremental Refresh for Power BI Pro users, not just Premium.

        878 votes
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          31 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Organizing Measures into Categories using Folders

          Adding few measures to your data model in PowerBI could be easily managed, but what about adding tens or even hundreds of measures! Organizing those measure into categories using folders could help a lot.

          To show you what I exactly mean, I will demonstrate the alternative way to create those folders using empty tables:

          1. Select "Enter Data" from the Home ribbon > Change the column name to "Id" and choose the table name e.g. "_Financial Measures" (Create all the tables)
          2. Select "New Measure" from the Modeling ribbon (Or choose any shortcut) > Type and create a new measure…

          272 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SAP

            Connect to SAP BW with single-sign-on via on-premise gateway

            Large SAP BW installations with thousands of users are often accessed via single-sign-on (SSO) e.g. the users windows credentials are used to authenticate to BW. SSO simplifies the user experience and reduces user administration costs. These users should be able to setup on-premise gateway connections that can be used to refresh data sets in the Power BI Service. The connections should leverage that individuals BW roles & authorizations and not require a BW password i.e. automatically associate the Power BI user ID to the associated SAP user ID.

            640 votes
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              49 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Hyperlink in Visuals

              You should be able to insert a hyperlink field into a visual so when a user selects on the visual, it can take them to the desired page.

              496 votes
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                12 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Tool Tips for Buttons

                There is currently no tool tip for a button. Now that buttons can perform actions, it would be very useful to have the option to add a tool tip (or hover event message) rather than the default "click to follow link".

                61 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

                  2,648 votes
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                    53 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    342 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Eraser for Search in Slicer gone if Header hidden

                      if you turn off the Header for a slicer with text in the field, the eraser vanishes from the Search box so there is no way to clear it. Turning on Titles doesn't fix it either. You must leave the Header on.

                      Seems like a bug.

                      170 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add dashboards to power bi report server

                        Add Dashboards to Power BI Report Server

                        87 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Subscribe others to emails for reports or dashboards that have RLS

                          Power BI now allows users to subscribe others to emails for reports and dashboards. However, if RLS is applied to the dataset this is not possible. This idea will remove this restriction.

                          224 votes
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                            16 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • PowerBI Report - Scheduling and Send by Email on specific date and time

                            PowerBI Report - Scheduling and Send by Email on specific date and time for the particualr users .EX : Salary slip report should get generated on every month of 1 st date at some time for the group of employess.

                            439 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hide Filters pane on Power BI Report Server

                              Is there any possiblity to hide Filters pane in Power BI Report server. We don't want to show the filters been used to external clients in our report for unnecessary discussion on calls.

                              Something like &filterPaneEnabled=false in Power BI Report Server

                              460 votes
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                                25 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Published date

                                Every report and dashboard pages should have a column for Date Published, modified and by who just like in Windows

                                96 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Organization Approved Themes

                                  Now that themes are out of preview and the Product Team has included themes in the Desktop tool the next thing to add to this is to have a section for organization approved themes. Since many companies have branding guidelines this would be an easy way for admins to load these themes and allow end users to pick from them to create consistency.

                                  51 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Default measure format to comma and zero decimals

                                    Every time I create a measure I have to format it as “,” and 0 decimals. This appears to be the most common format and it would make sense to make this the default.

                                    29 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Email notifications on auto-refresh failure

                                      The scheduled data source failure notification is only sent to the data source owner, it would be more useful if you could specify the recipient(S) or group.

                                      39 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • New functionality "Sync Slicers" in Custom Visual visualizations.

                                        I tested the "Sync Slicers" new functionality and it's a very good option but it doesn't work with a Custom Visual, for example, Chiclet Slicer. Chiclet Slicer is a Custom Visual visualizations widely used and it will be very important that this new functionality work in it well.

                                        726 votes
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                                          57 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Export Report Server Power BI report to PDF

                                          Please add the capability to export Report Server PowerBI reports to formats like pdf, word, powerpoint. Some of this functionality exists in the service but please add it to Report Server.

                                          2,173 votes
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                                            70 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for the feedback – we have this in our plans for the service and a future release of Power BI Report Server. I will update the status as soon as we’ve started work on this highly requested feature!

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