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  1. Less padding on Visual borders when modifying them

    Less padding on Visual borders (when manipulating)

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add wildcard field search box to Dashboard filters and filter drop downs

      Need ability to place a filter box on a dashboard that allows wildcard text search of a defined text field. e.g. product description, type 'coca' and get all items with coca in description, then select one or multiple items.
      Filter drop downs instead of slicer boxes would provide more space for charts.
      this idea is addition functionality to one already posted http://support.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi/suggestions/6674820-global-filter-in-dashboards

      122 votes
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        10 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Sharing Through a Link Instead of an Invitation

        I am surprised that I haven't found this suggested anywhere yet, but why can't we create a unique link that if someone clicks on that link they are instantly shared the dashboard and reports. I find it frustrating to have to continually reshare the dashboard when new users need access. Give them a link and be done with it.

        20 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove dashboards - iOS app

          Need a way to remove a dashboard from the list

          1 vote
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            0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Statistical options for values and interval selections

            Add in basic options for median, mode, range and customizable data intervals e.g. 0-10, 11-20, 21-30 etc

            13 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Power BI for MS Outlook

              Build a Dashboard to take an insightful view into ones email send/receive. Next, expand this concept to the entire business enterprise!

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bitrix24

                Hello! My idea is getting of data from crm bitrix24.com

                9 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Be able to update links between tables using the Power BI browser

                  At the moment you have to update links between tables using Power BI for Excel.
                  You should be able to update links between tables from the Browser as well.

                  1 vote
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                    0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Similar to Domo, allow visual reference within tile to indicate YoY, MoM, WoW variance/index

                    Visual performance indicator - dashboard level. Numeric Value w/ visual indicator.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Expand a Record or Table within a column (using Power Query):

                      Expand Feature –
                      Ability to choose ‘how’ to expand a record or a table within a column (in Power Query) such as the following…
                      • Show drop down choice to expand into new rows (as it currently does) OR expand back into the cell as a comma separated value (which shows all readable text, not just a record)

                      Scenario –
                      I have a SharePoint list with 14 records and a field on a given record contains a list of items that are separated by a comma. When the data is imported into Power Query, the data shows…

                      Actual Results – …

                      6 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Governance - Provide the ability to access a glossary explaining what a report means

                        Whilst it is great to provide nice visuals to end users, if they do not know what they are looking at, questions keep coming. The ability to embed the business definition within a report and access easily would be useful

                        2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Google Analytics connector in Power Query

                          The Google Analytics Connector is available in Power BI Designer. Please copy it to Power Query as well.

                          48 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  Samples  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve the flexiblity to add/remove/change columns in a PowerQuery queries without impacting load to data model

                              Improve the flexiblity to add/remove/change columns in a PowerQuery query and still load to the Data Model with having to redo all PowerPivot work when the connection won't reload, or at least post clear instructions for a work around. PowerPivot has locked out updating the connection string in most recent releases

                              17 votes
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                              • Same graph configuration panel as Excel

                                Seria muy conveniente que power bi tuviera el mismo panel de configuración de gráficas que excel.

                                1 vote
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                                  0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Data Model Image (Binary) Support in Reports

                                  I was all excited today that I was finally able to get images (binary) files loaded into my power query in the Power BI Designer. This took a bit getting around the Privacy settings and bugs, but the latest release of the Power BI Designer made it possible. Unfortunately now that I have the binary data and images available in my model I can't do anything with them:'( I want to use them like I can in Power View for Tile By and Datacards... Help!!!

                                  103 votes
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                                    13 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Re-pointing reports/dashboards at different data sources

                                    Ability to build reports/dashboards pointing to a data source (database in the Development / UAT machine) and then use the same reports/dashboards pointing to another data source (in the Production machine.

                                    109 votes
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                                      under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Maintaining Data changes

                                      Can we provide the trends? I mean suppose today I have 10 bugs and after a week it goes to 20 can we plot the trend? When ever any data is changing Power Bi is keeping track of it with time stamps.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • 17 votes
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                                        • I'd like to see easy connectivity using Hive, Pig and Impala regardless of vendor

                                          Connectivity with Hadoop is fairly straight forward with just about all other BI tools via ODBC/JDBC. It should be easy here too.

                                          3 votes
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