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  1. 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.

    509 votes
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      43 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • incremental refresh for Power BI Pro

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

      499 votes
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        19 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  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.

        561 votes
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          16 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

          2,125 votes
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            47 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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.

            231 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  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.

              149 votes
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                14 comments  ·  Administration  ·  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.

                161 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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.

                  1,917 votes
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                    58 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!

                  • 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.

                    58 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  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.

                      555 votes
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                        41 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  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

                        260 votes
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                          10 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  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.

                          51 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            314 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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.

                              190 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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…

                                203 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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…

                                  40 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • ability to rename a query item (field) in a dataset

                                    Power BI should be able to propagate changes in fields (eg. rename of 'customer_name' to 'customer_full_name') in a dataset to all the reports using this dataset in powerbi service.

                                    This functionality is essential if Power BI is to be used as a Self Service BI tool, which allows users to define their own reports based on the dataset.

                                    Currently a change of fieldname will cause existing reports to fail.

                                    possible solutions I can think of :
                                    1. every query item is identified by an internal id, and every report refers to this internal item id (instead of the item name).…

                                    124 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve Relationship Drag and Drop Experience

                                      In Power Pivot for Excel, when you drag and drop columns to create relationships, there experience is:
                                      1. Click and drag source column
                                      2. Hover over destination table
                                      3. The receiving column on the destination table is highlighted to indicate which column will receive the join.

                                      In Power BI Desktop, item 3 above is missing. It makes it ambiguous how the join will be made (and a poor user experience). Please add a visual confirmation to the user which column will receive the join during drag and drop.

                                      349 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • export data that contains link elements do not work

                                        Exporting data just works great; however, if the data view contains a link/href the excel with data is not created.

                                        Please help me on this, as it's important for users adopt this great technology.

                                        Thank you.

                                        41 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • copy data to clipboard

                                          Copy Data to Clipboard should be a simple right-click context menu capability --- as it has been in Tableau for years. Often, user wants data being displayed without going through export to CSV and import into Excel. Just simple copy-paste of data out of visual to clipboard to ... whatever intended ... is extremely useful.

                                          246 votes
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                                            7 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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