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  1. Search box for report filter similar to AttributeSliser visual but on a report level

    Search box for report filter similar to AttributeSliser visual but on a report level. If I want to filter a report with multiple pages based on a filter that has thousands of values it will help to have a search box. For ex I want to filter the report on customer Dummy (just 1 customer, not all customer with Dummy in the name) but I am not sure of the name, so I enter 'dummy' in the search box, and the filter will give all customers that contain 'dummy'. I will then select the desired one from the displayed list.

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Need a feature similar to slicer filtering in Excel

      Slicer UI in excel automatically greys out the values that are not applicable for the current measure in the pivot table

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please Add "Running Total In" Quick Calc to the Matrix

        Is important to add more Quick Calcs to the Matrix to have similar capabilities like quick calcs in excel pivot tables .I can use YTD function to calculate cumulative sum when I work with dates but when I work with categories without dates and also I want to do a cumulative sum from a created measures and not from a column of the table.

        27 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Color values according to the value itself, that for any graph, table, etc.

          If value <0 then red
          If value> = 0 and <100 then color Yellow
          If value> = 100 then Blue color

          3 votes
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          • Continuous color palettes

            In Data Colors, I would like to be able to select color from a continuous scale, rather than discrete set of colors. This would work for ordinal columns (numeric and date data types).

            Perhaps this is more complicated because it means mapping a column onto an aesthetic, so really Color should be field in the visual?

            11 votes
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            • JIRA Content Pack to allow additional parameters on search to only return specific JIRA projects or data

              JIRA Content Pack to allow additional parameters on search to only return specific JIRA projects or data.
              Currenlty when you choose to create a new dataset from a content pack for JIRA , you can only enter your main JIRA site and it automatically appends the rest api call for the search. However in our case we have multiple large projects so we only want to return data for a project or a set of projects. Can the interface be changed so that the dialog box with the URL is not read-only and that parameters can be appended to the…

              4 votes
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              • Date range slider to change report view of range along a date line continuum

                New date range functionality in October release is good, but.... could have and should have included an way to move the selected range along the date line continuum.

                For example, if I select a date range of one year (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015), I should also be able to drag that range along the date continuum to allow the user to see the data as I slide the date range up or down

                3 votes
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                • 2 votes
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                  • Add Microsoft Graph API as a connected service

                    The Microsoft Graph API (http://graph.microsoft.io) is a unified ODATA endpoint to access data across Microsoft services. More specifically AAD/O365.

                    There is a major reporting/auditing component of this service as well as other resources being useful to use in Power BI reports.

                    27 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Many Ideas

                      1. Possibility to select a value in the table Chart
                      2. Need to see the special characters. (ä,ö,å) when you export data.
                      3. In a slicer with long list when you select something by scrolling the data , the selection is not shown in the top.
                      4. Possibility to pin and unpin the file menus in Power Bi desktop like in excel to give more space for designing.
                      5. Object to show the selections made in different slicers, filters and chart.
                      6. Possibility to create pivot or matrix chart with measures in rows

                      2 votes
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                      • WHEN I USED POWER BI DESKTOP MY SYSTEM HAVE GOING ON HANG CONDITION .THIS CONDITION IS OCCUR AT EVERY TIME WHEN I AM OPEN THE POWER BI DESK

                        WHEN I USED POWER BI DESKTOP MY SYSTEM HAVE GOING ON HANG CONDITION .THIS CONDITION IS OCCUR AT EVERY TIME WHEN I AM OPEN THE POWER BI DESKTOP.
                        WHAT IS THE MAIN ISSUE BEHIND THIS

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                        • Enhance Share Functionality to flag when user is not licensed before Sharing

                          We have a large population of Pro licensees. Unfortunately, the share feature allows us to choose unlicensed users. We would like something like this.

                          1) Don't allow selection of non-Pro licensed users
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                          2) Some visual way to see if the user is not a Pro licensed user BEFORE sending the share.

                          This is causing a lot of unnecessary confusion and frustration with quite a large rollout.

                          There should be better functionality to keep a user from sharing with an unlicensed user without knowing it.

                          4 votes
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                          • QuickBooks Online TimeActivity Table

                            Please include hours and employee Id. All other QuickBooks timesheet data is available on the table but these two fields are not present. However, the data is a limited use since you don't the employee or the related hours.

                            4 votes
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                            • Show field usage in charts history

                              I would like to know if a field is being used in any charts and where they are being used.

                              This helps when I'm modifying the field and need to account for all the scenarios that the field is used in.

                              Also, when I want to delete the field, I would like to first know if it's still being used. I can currently work around this by deleting the field and see which charts show an error. Works, but not ideal.

                              Some ideas are:
                              -show count of charts that field is being used in; where zero would mean that field…

                              2 votes
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                              • Refresh from access restricted Excel workbook

                                In addition to password protecting workbooks, Excel also supports restricting access based on users (ACL). It's a common practice to ACL workbooks in Excel to limit access to confidential data, that is used as a data source for PBI reports/dashboards. Today Power BI fails to refresh from access restricted Excel workbook, and one has to save a copy, stripped of access restrictions, use that to refresh Power BI report, and then manually republish. Auto-refresh doesn't work, essentially making operationalization of PowerBI reports based on Excel workbooks containing confidential data impossible, even if the report doesn't pull confidential data itself from…

                                2 votes
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                                • Power BI Viewer in Excel & PowerPoint in read only mode + filters

                                  Add powerbi viewer in excel and powerpoint. Its like embed the Desktop Viewer App into Office Tools.

                                  This can help in cases where the user wants to restrict any modification of the reports.

                                  Its much like the PowerView Reports in Excel /PowerPoint.

                                  I think it will be a killer addition to add this.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Make the paging buttons on "publish to web" reports more prominent

                                    The tabs along the bottom of reports become a set of paging arrows when using "publish to web." These paging buttons are tiny and non-descript to the point where I feel the need to put a text box into all reports that says "This report has multiple pages, see paging arrows along the bottom of the window."

                                    Could you make them larger, or yellow, or make them stand out in some way? I feel like most people will miss them if they're not super familiar with the product (which is most people viewing public reports).

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Enable user to navigate from one Power BI report to another

                                      We would love to have a feature to navigate from one power bi report to another where the user has the ability to see only those records which are related to the first report link like the action feature in SSRS.

                                      387 votes
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                                        11 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • "Test Connection" button

                                        Wish there was a "Test Connection" button for each data source

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Export the table visual to a data table

                                          It may sound stupid because if you know DAX you don't need it, but if you start, what great help it would be to export the result of the Visual Table as a data table including the syntax that created it: what a way to quickly achieve results and learn in a fun way

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