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  1. clustering arcgis

    I need to make ArcGIS maps Clustering theme to count the number of subscribers in each geographical area by geo coordinates inside it's bubbles.

    For example,
    I have table with this kind of data:

    LATITUDE LONGITUDE Subscribers count
    43.25667 76.92861 100
    43.25668 76.92868 200

    As I can see, ArcGIS clustering theme counts only quantity of geo coordinates from the source table inside the bubbles, but does not count quantity of subscribers in each bubble. I would like there be possibility to make ArcGIS to count quantity of subscribers in each bubble and make quantity to be summarized in bubbles when…

    64 votes
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      16 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sharing Dashboard's from Power BI Premium with Free Users

      As a big organization who has invested in Power BI Premium server we would like to be able to share Dashboard's with Free Users.

      We can share App's but in some cases, it's useful to be able to share single dashboards from the workspace with specific users.
      For now, we must create many workspaces, which also create lots of O365 Groups, and this doesn't seem appropriate. We have been informed that selective publishing app content, is in the near future, according to the road map.

      Still being able to share single dashboards is still a missing feature when you pay…

      41 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • ESRI ArcGIS maps in Power BI Report Server

        Support ESRI ArcGIS maps in Power BI Report Server.

        37 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • enter parameters window

          Enter Parameters Window with dynamic field updates

          I can see the potential of the Enter Parameters window on Edit Queries feature, which can have a number of fields such as text boxes and drop down lists. It would be great if for example:

          A dropdown list field on selection dynamically updates the returning dataset to another dropdown list field which its connected too. With this capability it could save time and the need to develop additional excel plugins to retrieve data for analysis.

          The availability to connect to various data sources is already provided, but using the Enter Parameters window…

          22 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • restrict export to excel

            We see that there is a way at the tenant level to restrict the export to excel as well as the analyze in excel but we need an option per dataset (preferred) or per Power BI Report to restrict this option. The problems we are facing is for both sensitive information and also for volumes of data that is too large for this option. We need to have the ability to stop this option for these specific datasets but allow it for other non-sensitive information - so the tenant level option is not appropriate.

            68 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • create multiple apps from same workspace

              create multiple apps from same workspace infect from same Dataset without replicating the dataset multiple times.
              only option we have now is to update the app and only one app per workspace can be created which a kind of restrict the workspace usability.
              If we can create multiple apps share it with different users without creating multiple workspace ... means same dataset no dataset replication, will save the storage as well.

              99 votes
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                8 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Dynamic row-level security for Power BI Report Server

                Power BI Desktop (optimized for Report Server) allows you to define roles with DAX filters. However, when reports are published to the Report Server, there is no way to assign these roles to specific users/groups, so we can't yet implement row-level security on the Report Server. It would be great it Report Server was able to support dynamic row-level security similar to the Power BI Service.

                24 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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…

                  13 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Full Screen mode in Power BI Report Server

                    Power BI Report Server should have an option to open the report in Full Screen mode just as it has an option in Power BI Service . When we open reports in Power BI Report Server , we can view page in 3 options 1:) Fit to Width , 2:) Fit to Page and 3:) Actual size . Issue with these three mode is the page and header consumes a lot of space and we need to scroll to view to full report .

                    93 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Embed Power BI Report Server reports into extranet apps

                      Allow Embedding of Power BI Report Server Reports for Extranet Apps. Because of our clients needs data cannot leave our servers and be put on the cloud. Our existing SSRS reports are displayed using a report viewer object, however this will not work for PBIX. We need to ability to embed PBIX and display it externally. Is this going to be possible with Power BI report Server?

                      46 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for submitting this idea!

                        You can embed a Power BI report stored in Power BI Report Server into another app using an iframe and the rs:Embed=true URL parameter (Kasper de Jonge has a good blog post on the topic: https://www.kasperonbi.com/embedding-power-bi-reports-with-power-bi-report-server/). This support is limited so far; for instance,
                        - There are no URL parameters for filtering. We plan to add this feature. (Vote and comment: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19727650-pass-filter-in-url-powerbi-reportserver)
                        - There’s no JavaScript API for richer programmability. (Wouldn’t it be nice if the Power BI JavaScript API supported Power BI Report Server? Submit an idea!)
                        - The report server will try to authenticate your end user — by default, using Integrated Windows Authentication. For intranet apps whose users are within your organization and your Active Directory forest/domain, that might work fine, but for extranet apps, as you noted, that doesn’t work.

                        We plan to address this last issue by enabling…

                      • top n selection

                        If I select a top 5 for example, I want also see the Total amounts for the other products. If possible I want this dynamic. So in my table I see the top 5 and “others” with the amount that is left ( Total amount - top 5 amount)

                        62 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Subscribe *others* to emails of reports

                          Extend the email subscription feature, currently in public preview, to enable subscribing *others* to email snapshots of reports.

                          More information about the existing email subscriptions feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/preview/

                          745 votes
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                            33 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Power BI JavaScript API support for Report Server

                            At the moment to embed reports in a intranet webpage we only have the option to put ?rs:Embed=True at the end of the url.

                            I have read (on this website) that there are plans to extend this so parameters could also be passed in the url, in a similar way that the current SSRS works.

                            Could we also have the Power BI JavaScript API enabled for Power BI Report Server, in a similar way to the Azure service has ?

                            31 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • identify power bi pro content

                              Whenever Power BI warns that "this dashboard has Power BI Pro content", provide a link to describe specifically what Pro content is included in the dashboard. For example, is it pro content because it's in a group workspace, or is it pro content because it's a direct query connection to an on-premise data source, etc.

                              216 votes
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                                15 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Edit Power BI report in the browser in Report Server

                                Ability to edit the powerbi report in the browser without the need to use the power bi desktop similar to what you can do in the powerbi service. This will allow for an on prem web based self service solution.

                                50 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Give Power BI desktop for Report Server also the Preview options

                                  Hi,

                                  At the moment there is a difference between PowerBI Desktop for Report Server and the "normal" PowerBI Desktop. I want to use the ShapeMaps, Visio Visual also. But this is not possible yet.

                                  45 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Increase Export Data Limits

                                    In late 2016, Power BI improved our export data options to allow exporting up to 150,000 rows to Excel from a visual on a Power BI dashboard for Pro users. If you require higher limits, please vote on this idea. If you have more specific requirements, please leave them in the comments.

                                    328 votes
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                                      24 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable specific security groups setting for 'Publish to web'

                                      The "Publish to web" setting for portal administrators currently has the options of 'Enabled' or 'Disabled'. It would be beneficial to have this manageable in the same way as content packs so certain security (AAD) groups could be set as publishers.

                                      126 votes
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                                        12 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow default filtering based on current user

                                        It would be nice, even if not essential, to allow a report to slice by default to the current user's data. For instance, I might envision:

                                        - A dimUser table that can slice by default to the USERNAME() output
                                        - A dimGeo table that can slice by default to the city/state/country of the session's IP address
                                        - ...and so forth

                                        35 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Drill through that considers slicer/filter context of a parent visual

                                          The current drill through capability does not appear to consider an active filter/slicer value for a visual unless the dimension being filtered is included in the parent visual. I think it would be helpful if it did.

                                          For example; a table of customers subject to a slicer for specific stores should pass on both the customer and store values if these dimensions are both listed as drill through filters.

                                          12 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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