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  1. Data refresh when gateway is started

    All scheduled refresh that did not run because gateway was turned off should run as soon as gateway is started.

    2 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Auto assign data categories

      If my column is named "County", automatically assign its Data Category to "County". If it's named "Postal Code", assign it "Postal Code" etc.

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Control over axis text size

        Allow controlling the size of the text in chart axis. Back on July 2015 you said you were working on it. Any updates? https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/6708754-customize-chart-and-axis-titles

        20 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Export a dashboard I have built in Tableau to PowerBI

          I have a bunch of dashboards in Tableau. Would be great if I have an easy way to export these in PowerBI rather than building all of it from scratch.

          The general idea is around interoperability with different cloud BI providers.

          18 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Permanent Security/Credentials

            Every time I update/publish my dataset using a Power BI desktop file, the security/credential roles that I specified for the shared emails on that dataset are removed and wiped clean. These should be permanent.

            4 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • implement Power bi as a self service report builder in SSRS

              SSRS has its own report builder that i don't see implemented very often if you guys could collaborate to have powerbi as a self service report builder in SSRS that would be a very powerful addition to MS reporting. the powerBI reports could exist as url's in SSRS my reports folder to fully integrate with SQL

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Feature to Aggregate/Split entries on a Geographic Map

                When you zoom in or out with a map card using elements with coordinates, there should be a feature to enable them to merge (and resize) as you zoom out.... And split when zooming in. This should also play on the size of the dots.

                2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Dynamic data labels

                  We need an ability to use measures for data labels and titles.
                  So for example we will be able to create a chart and a currency filter, so with checking different currency we will see our money in different ways and the labels should automatically change with this too.

                  9 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • how to download devlopers tool?

                    please provide us tool for customization visuals

                    1 vote
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                      0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Control formatting options from visuals on read-only mode

                      It would be great that from read-only mode of a report a user can change some formatting options like "show data labels". When you have many data, it's not nice to show data labels, but when you have filtered data it's great to view data labels. This contribute to a better navigation on tablets.

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Get data from API with authentication token

                        As of yet, Power BI can not query an API that uses authentication via a token added to the HTTP header. While this works when used in Power BI Desktop, the query crashes after uploading to powerbi.com.

                        44 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow mobile app viewing for out of tenant users

                          Currently out of tenant consumers can only view a dashboard by invitation and the link supplied by that invitation. Even if they are Power BI Pro users they will not see that out of tenant dashboard / report by signing into their Power BI account or Mobile device.

                          Allowing the out of tenant user to access via mobile or their Power BI account will provide easier access and serviceability.

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring back "Dynamic" View option for the reports

                            While it's been absent in the desktop app, the "Dynamic" view options had been on the online service up until the recent update. Please bring it back... Better still, have it available as well in the Desktop app. Please...

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • I want to download a previous version of Power BI Desktop

                              I would like the ability to download previous versions of PowerBI desktop - i have found since the most recent updates have broken all of the basic functionality i was using successfully previously....

                              93 votes
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                                26 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Explicit alert when "Any" data type is present

                                Two ideas here:
                                1.) Make the symbol for "any" data type a high visibility icon (i.e. a bright yellow warning symbol, radioactive symbol, biohazard symbol, etc)
                                "Any" data types cause many issues due to their erratic behavior when attempting to aggregate data.
                                2.) Display a pop-up warning whenever the "load and apply" is pressed if there are unresolved "any" data types. There's no need to ever have "any" data types in your data model. The issue should be resolved by the user immediately by specifying which datatype is more appropriate

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Access option under share dashboard menu

                                  The search option to share the dashboard available under share dashboard - Access menu, does not seem to be working.

                                  Currently user who created the dashboard can share it by adding email address however for this a separate email is sent to audience. However when user want to share the dashboard link through already drafted email, the viewer has to request for the access to user. If user can provide the access before sharing the dashboard, it would avoid any chaos like the user's unavailability etc.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Pin Live Page Selection

                                      When you click on Pin Live Page, you should be able to choose whether you are pinning the current page only, all pages, or a range of pages. And the ability to view and change filters on the right hand toolbar should be optionally granted. This way, we can make a dashboard that presents one tile for a particular page and another tile for another page. Currently, I have to have duplicate powerbi files just to restrict presentation. Thank you.

                                      5 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Power Bi publishing and datasource

                                        1. Can we publish multiple reports created using Power BI desktop in one go to power BI?
                                        2. Can we programmatically change the data set of a published report in power BI? We have multiple customers working with multiple databases but the same template.
                                        3. Can we publish the reports to specific folders within the Reports section in power Bi? For example inside the reports section I need reports for hr, reports for finance etc and if it can be created how can I access those folders and he reports within it using my app.
                                        4. Does power BI support…

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • REST endpoint to generate Report access token for reports hosted in PowerBI service

                                          I am trying to integrate the Power BI reports from Power BI service to my existing app which is not registered to AAD. I have one account that interacts with the Power BI service and I can pull the report metadata using the rest end point GET https://api.powerbi.com/beta/myorg/reports . However, the end user that sees the report using iFrame requires an access token. And, they don’t have AAD account. Is there a REST endpoint that allows to create a token for a specific report so that the EmbedUrl and the accessToken is returned to the UI for rendering?

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                                          3 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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