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  1. Bookmarks on all Visuals

    Allow all visuals to support Bookmark actions, so that a user can create a bookmark/see details action on a card visual for example.

    112 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Row based filter at Page level

      Stealing this from Tobias Owen on the Feature Summary Blog

      The ability to hide pages is brilliant, thank you! Is it possible to apply Row-Level Security to whole pages so that they can be dynamically hidden for some users but not for others?

      24 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow direct access to the subfolder of the OndeDrive for Business or Personal OneDrive.

        Through the ability to connect to a Sharepoint Folder, we can connect Power BI to the OneDrive for Business root folder. This is excellent and very important, but insufficient. Most projects require that files be organized in subfolders, to which direct access is not allowed. There are ways to do this, but they are not efficient. I suggest that the solution be enhanced to allow direct access to the subfolders located in the root folder of OneDrive For Business or even Personal OneDrive, just as you can with folders and their subfolders located in Drive C on the desktop or…

        26 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Don't limit download data file sizes

          Don't limit download data file sizes

          Right now I need to be able to download a large csv from Power BI desktop and I'm getting the error message: "Data Exceeds the Limit" and "Your data is too large . Some data sampling may occur". And right now the table doesn't even appear to be that large: 6 columns x 811 rows.

          Idea: Please remove the governor on the ability to download large CSV files.

          83 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Dynamic Date Slicer (improve relative date slicer)

            This is a repost of my idea that was closed as completed, but the 'relative date slicer doesn't allow any of the described request hence my idea is not implemented....

            The new date slicer is awesome, but it would be so nice if you could set a dynamic date selection instead of a static. With a static filter the user will always have to set the dates before the saved report makes sense - especially as the report gets older.

            Dynamic options could be
            YTD, QTD, MTD, WTD, Today, This Year, This Quarter, This Month, This Week and so on.

            795 votes
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              45 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              The relative date slicer (a Preview feature as of June ‘17) gets us close to this with the ’This Month’ or ‘This Year’ settings. That is a dynamic date selection that updates based on the current system date. We plan to add a ‘YTD’/‘MTD’ option to specifically select a range from the start of the month/year up to today, hopefully that’ll address the remaining requirements!

            • Syntax highlighting for DAX evaluation contexts

              Evaluation context and its transition is one of the hardest concepts in DAX and I would find it extremely helpful, if syntax highlighting would assist us here: Let the colour of the table name show whether the expression will be evaluated:
              in a row context (so the table name represents the record/current row and a scalar value will be returned, Color: purple).
              In a filter context (so the table name represents the (eventually filtered) table and a list of its column values is returned instead, Color: gold.
              Ideally, it would also indicate if a filter is active or not (or can become active once the measure…

              42 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for report Drillthrough functionality on Power BI Mobile Apps

                The Sept 2017 release of Power BI Desktop supports Drillthrough to other reports using the right mouse click. This functionality should be supported in the mobile apps, otherwise when selecting a Drillthough report in the mobile app there is no selected context.

                117 votes
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                  15 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

                  49 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Backup and Restore Points for Workspaces in Service

                    Provide the ability to restore Service workspaces to a point in time. Would help if someone accidentally deletes content, etc.

                    44 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Calculated measures when live connected to MDX cubes

                      In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

                      Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated measures against multidimensional models too.

                      853 votes
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                        71 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ESRI ArcGIS maps in Power BI Report Server

                        Support ESRI ArcGIS maps in Power BI Report Server.

                        168 votes
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                          28 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Consecutive Drilling in Reports

                          For example, if I have multiple graphs with the Drill mode on, and I drill down 1 of them, I need the other graphs to drill down as well. Not just get filtered.

                          Please if there is an existing idea for this, let me know!

                          Thanks

                          20 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Include report filters in Drillthrough action

                            As much as I like the new Drillthrough actions, it seems a bit lacking in that it does not also pass through any report filters that are active on the source report on the source report.

                            100 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Custom Connector as a Portable Library of Functions

                              Currently, a custom connector requires a Data Source and a Authentication record associated to a function in order to be Published or exposed in the 'Get Data' dialog/window.
                              This is perfectly fine for data sources, but if I want to create a custom connector that creates data using native M functions, like. List.Generate or List.Dates, then I shouldn't have to define a Data Source nor an Authentication which complicates things and is an unnecessary step for the end user.

                              Here are 2 videos showcasing 2 functions that do not need any sort of authentication, but due to the way custom…

                              129 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  Custom Connectors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Disable export of underlying data

                                We are using SSAS Tabular as our datasource and we have issues when users try to 'Export underlying data' from the Power BI Service. The query generated to SSAS when doing this seems to include every measure from the table which in some cases is 30+ measures and sometimes from multiple tables. The query never completes and consumes nearly all resources on the SSAS server.

                                We need to disable this option while still allowing export of summarized data.

                                34 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support dashboards in Power BI Report Server

                                  Please add support for Power BI Dashboards to Power BI Report Server.

                                  532 votes
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                                    53 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for sharing this idea! As its name suggests, Power BI Report Server focuses on Power BI reports (the artifacts you create in Power BI Desktop). Nonetheless, we’re always interested in hearing your feedback, so if you’d like to see the Power BI service’s “dashboards” feature in Power BI Report Server, vote here. Even better, post a comment and share a little more about why. Looking forward to the discussion!

                                  • Please Bring back "Test as role" in Power BI Service

                                    It is imperative that the ability to "Test as role" be restored within the Power BI web service.

                                    Previously, there was a blue bar that popped up on the top of the Power BI web service that allowed you to view a dashboard or report as a different user. This could be accessed by going to Datasets > Security > Row Level Security > Test as role. This was extremely important for testing RLS security role membership and to ensure that the roles themselves were operating as expected.

                                    Many organizations need this functionality for training, demos, and testing. Please return…

                                    132 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Inserting calculated row fields or rows to Power BI table or matrix.

                                      Hello Everyone. I don´t see the ability to insert calculated rows and rows to Power BI tables or matrixs. In finance community this is basic. Are you planning to develop this? If you already do so, big favor, can you please send me a link?
                                      Thank you,

                                      28 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ability to rename items in the Selection Pane

                                        With the addition of the Selection Pane in the October 2017 release, it would be great to be able to rename these selections so that they are easily manageable.

                                        If you have multiple objects of the same name, i.e. Image, Text Box, it would be great to rename these (like in PowerPoint) so that you can clearly understand which ones you are hiding or making visible.

                                        52 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Have Color Saturation responsive to Highlighting

                                          Charts with Color Saturation Formatting should respond to Highlighting independently of original color. For instance if I have a set of column charts that are formatted as green if above target and red if below, when I highlight one column and I get the smaller columns on the other charts, these new columns should be painted differently from their originals if their stance against the target is different as well.

                                          15 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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