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  1. Be able to get a dataset's data via REST API

    REST API seems somewhat limited at the moment. Sometimes it's necessary to programmatically monitor our Power BI datasets, so being able to get the data from a dataset would give us limitless flexibility in this area.

    9 votes
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      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Org chart or tree diagrams to show connections

      Need a way to show connected data, similar to an org chart or mind map structure.

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • title dynamic on a chart

        when putting the drill down on a chart, the name should change at each level, indicating the field used in the drill

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to view shared reports/dashboards with free license

          We currently have products that basically integrate the reports and the app users just view the reports. It wont make much sense for all the app users to purchase pro license as all they do is view the reports when in the app.

          35 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Re-sort all filtered-view charts

            After filtering a chart, the other filtered chart views should re-sort themselves.

            EX. I have a bar chart showing the top ten count sorted in descending order. In its filtered view, I would like the new top ten list (with the same visual of highlighting the filtered data inline of the bar chart) shown in descending order, as this list may be different than the unfiltered list. Right now if the list is long, I have to scroll through the bars to find the resulting filtered data.

            The current behavior of showing the filtered data highlighted inline and keeping the…

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ability to use tcx/gpx files as a data source

              Activity trackers and sites like Strava/Garmin etc use gpx/tcx files that are XML files really, but PowerBI/PowerQuery doesn't seem to know how to import it automatically

              17 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Supply Chain Mapping

                  Be able to visualize Supply Chain Map by creating lines between Ship From and Ship To points. Weight of line can be determined by values such as: Volume Shipped, Number of Shipments, etc.

                  13 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • How do I automate the delivery of report to my email account?

                    How do I automate the delivery of report to my email account?

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Easily export relationships between tables into a Spreadsheet or table

                      It would be really handy if there was a way to export the relationships between your database tables into a spreadsheet or table. for me i keep track of a lot of things in OneNote and entering all the tables and their relationships becomes more unmanagable once you have a lot of data. If a user could just export or even print a map of the relationships for easier reference.

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                      28 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Rename/Sort fields at visual level, with possibility to return to original name/sort

                        Allow users to rename fields (axis, legend) at visual level, with possibility to return to original name.

                        Allow users to custom sort (not also ASC or DESC) moving fields in the way they want, with possibility to return to original configuration.

                        1 vote
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                          1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Lock out selection of shapes and widgets

                          Shapes are useful for adding background formatting to pages. However, if accidentally selected, they move to the front and obscure anything in the same location until deselected. This can be very jarring and confusing to viewers.

                          PowerBI should allow marking a shape as 'locked' to prevent interactions in View mode that would trigger this behavior.

                          41 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Page and Report Filters

                            Both the Page and Report filters should be considered in the functionality of "Edit Interactions", just like a slicer is. For example lets say that I have a trend chart showing me all the months of the year. Other charts are for say Product Bar Chart, Customer grid etc.. Now if I want to see Product sales for a month, and if I select the month in the Page filter, then even the trend chart gets filtered. I should have an option to disconnect the trend chart from the filters.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Certification Exam for Power BI

                              Data Analysts want to be Power BI certified professionals.

                              You should have a certification exam for professionals.

                              Expected Exam Fee: Below $200

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                              104 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Export from Embedded iFrame

                                After generating an iFrame link and embedding it within a site, I would like to see an export option within the iFrame

                                131 votes
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                                  under review  ·  27 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Scatterplot Size Scale

                                  It would be nice to have a scale for the size variable in scatterplots. Either having a slider which allows you to increase the general size of each object or have a scale similar to the color saturation (with diverging as an option). Depending upon the number of observations on the scatterplot, increasing/decreasing the data point size can help clean up the visual.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual for cumulative graph

                                    Every groth company needs this. For sold licenses, MRR, Revenue. Very often cumulative numbers are used.

                                    It is true that you can create measures with FUNCTION... and get the values accumulated but that needs to be done in the data model. Instead of creating 20 new measures for each cumulation, it would be more easy to have this as a custom visual or when making a line chart have the option to click "sumcum" beside the option "sum" or "average".

                                    Unfortunately I am not able to code custom visuals myself right now but maybe someone could help with this and…

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Don't cancel refresh for all tables if one refresh fails

                                      It is very irritating to wait for over an hour for a report to refresh, only to have every single table's upload cancelled out because one table failed.

                                      I frequently have to work with Excel files on a shared source, as well as a variety of Oracle SQL and SQL Server databases. This causes problems when some tables could upload fine but get cancelled because of another user being in the excel file or an SQL connection timeout.

                                      Power BI does a good job of letting me know which tables could not refresh and for what reason, but it would…

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SAP BusinessObjects BI Universe

                                        All of the current Ideas that mention SAP BusinessObjects BI Universe integration are marked as completed as this feature was offered pre June/July release. This is nearly a critical requirement for adoption in my organization.

                                        I had previously heard that this was removed due to licencing restrictions, can we get an official response on that? Is there any possibility of this being re-integrated?

                                        630 votes
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                                          64 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • remember recently used locales

                                          I'm editing a query and want to set a type and locale for a column, via the "Using a Locale..." dialog. Each time I go to this dialog I have to pick a locale from the large list. It would be a convenience if the dialog could remember recently used locales, so that they could be quickly selected.

                                          1 vote
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                                            0 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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