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  1. Set a change log message to user to show updates on the dashboard

    Ability to set a change log message to user, like "What's New" to show changes make in the Dashboard.

    2 votes
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  2. create new page

    When adding a new page, I don't want to scroll all the way at the end to find it.

    Can the page be added right next to the one I'm currently on?

    2 votes
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  3. Entity Data Model

    Ability to use Entity Data Model as a data source enabling a richer source for exposing data to report designers

    1 vote
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  4. Azure Hosted Tabular Data Model Service

    Extend the tabular data model to be cloud hosted without the 10 GB constraints in Power BI. Provide the ability to leverage Azure platform end-to-end for analytics. The combination of Azure SQL, Azure Tabular Data Model, and Power BI Reports/Dashboards should be available for users to create and centralize the data model in the cloud. The tabular data model should be editable within Power BI Designer and sync with the Azure Tabular Model.

    34 votes
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  5. Report or Excel Live connected using Enterprise Gateway datasources of type SSAS

    Provide the ability to create a new report or upload or create a new Excel file which is live connected to a SSAS data source. For new reports the ideal would be to have a new option once clicked the GetData button and proceed at the same way you can actually do using AS Connector.

    15 votes
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  6. Point series in a bar chart

    There is a need for a point series and clustered chart as well as point series and stacked chart. The point would represent a count, e,g,: Job Count. Currently the line can "trick" the user to think that it is a trend chart.

    6 votes
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  7. Model size

    Show Model Size - considering the limits on upload to the cloud, there is no good way to know how big the model is until it fails.

    2 votes
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  8. Functionality of switching modes from Live Query Mode to Import Mode and viceversa

    Would be very useful to utilize a functionality of switching modes between Live Query and Import mode and viceversa without having to start modeling from sratch along with adding columns while you are on Live Query Mode

    9 votes
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  9. Project Madeira

    Ability toget data from project "Madeira"

    1 vote
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  10. Mobile Reports: Accounting style number format

    The Mobile Report Publisher needs an option to format numbers in the data grids like accounting numbers. In some cases, when a zero amount is displayed on an accounting report or statement, the zero value is represented by an empty value/cell (i.e nothing) or a single dash.

    4 votes
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  11. Power BI for DB2 for i

    Trying to connect Power BI to our IBM i. We have DB2 Connect. When the connection info is entered, the spinner just spins and spins and never comes back. No error messages.

    4 votes
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  12. Text Colour in All Visulisations

    Simply the ability to allow users to change the text (x&y axis) colour like you are able to do on the likes of the simple stacked/clustered bar charts.

    Seem's odd that this simple functionality is available on only selected default visualisations.

    Simple visual displays are currently not possible for what I am trying to achieve. With the new update to allow images set as backgrounds, I would like to set all visulisation background colour's to black. This is not possible as you are unable to read X & Y axis data as unable to change colour.

    4 votes
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  13. E-mail notification when sharing dashboards

    Send an E-mail to the dashboard owner when:
    - they share their dashboard
    - their dashboard is first accepted and viewed by the people they shared it with
    - their dashboard is being shared again by other users (if initially the owner allowed this option)

    This would be very beneficial to know with whom this dashboard was shared directly from the owner's mailbox, make sure that the shared link was sent to recipients, and track the flow of the dashboard sharing.

    7 votes
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  14. Able to make relationship with more than one variables between table

    We should have option to make a relationship between more than one table 2 unique variables.

    4 votes
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  15. Colour blindness support (hover text on colours)

    I'm partially colour blind, it would be a real help to have hover text over colour selectors so my work looks less abstract art, more professional business analytics

    5 votes
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  16. treemap / kpi combo

    It would be sweet if I could set up a treemap where each box is a KPI. Even just being able to control label each box would be a step in the right direction, but imagine being able to create directional graphics, or sparkline-esque visuals for EACH box on a treemap.

    1 vote
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  17. non tabular HTML content

    Finding an issue when trying to connect to non tabular HTML content. In that what comes back is useless. I do not know enough HTML to modify HTML code, so having this embedded would be great!

    1 vote
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  18. Windows 10 App - Auto Refresh Reports

    Hi,

    We use Power BI on our status screens throughout our building. I noticed that the Windows 10 App has been recently released. It would suit our requirements if it had an auto refresh built into the App.

    Thanks,
    James

    10 votes
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  19. Modelling join top 1 sort descending

    Modelling join top 1 sort descending

    I know you can do this in the model with DAX but I would like to do it in the model.

    In Sql I use

    SELECT a.Machine, c.Status as CurrentStatus
    FROM
    Machine a
    CROSS APPLY (
    SELECT TOP 1 status
    FROM StatusTransactions b
    WHERE b.Machine = a.Machine
    ORDER BY b.DateTransaction DESC
    )c

    By writing M code I get group by, sort and rank
    but its a lot of mucking around. only a tiny fraction of users are going to do this.

    (https://blog.crossjoin.co.uk/2015/05/11/nested-calculations-in-power-query/)

    1 vote
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  20. Thresholds Management in Power BI

    We should have a threshold utility (replacement of Reference line) in Power BI that is an extension of conditional formatting in excel and other logical conditioning (IF, nested IF, IF&Sum, If&Count).

    2 votes
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