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  1. Font

    How is it not possible to not be able to change the font type and size in a custom visual. If I can't change the font to what my company uses how can I use this for presentations?

    14 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • KPI Icon sets for use in table and matrix visualizations

      Many of the Power BI Community have come from a background of using Power Pivot in Microsoft Excel. Excel had a fantastic way of using built-in conditional KPI icon functionality to add impact and information to table and matrix visualizations. The red-yellow-green circle icon set is valuable as an easy-to-interpret indicator of whether something is on track (or not) against defined goals.

      This functionality is glaringly absent from the Power BI Desktop. There was a previous request for tis that has been marked as “completed”, but it’s still missing.

      523 votes
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        25 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Disable Download buttons in Power BI Report Server

        Within Power BI Report server there is a download drop down menu in the top right corner of the page which offers options to download "Power BI Desktop", "Mobile Report Publisher", "Report Builder" and "Power BI Mobile".

        There needs to be an option to disable these. Ideally at a granular level but at the very least the option to disable the actual drop down menu.

        This would allow for a clean interface and the removal of options that our end users do not need and cannot actually use as they are not allowed to install applications.

        15 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Selecting only specific reports/dashboards before publishing Power BI app

          Instead of being forced to publish everything in a App workspace, it would be nice to select specific Reports & Dashboards to publish

          9 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • edit a personal copy of an app

            Users used to be able to create and edit a personal copy of a content pack. Now with Apps, users no longer have that ability. Please add back the capability for users to edit and personalize an App so that they can dig more into the reports without impacting other users.

            11 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Adjust grid size

              Add the ability to control the size of the grid in Power BI.

              It's great to have snap-to-grid functionality and gridlines in Power BI Desktop. However, I haven't used this feature much because the standard grid size is not useful for my particular reports. I need the ability to change the size of the grid to make it more/less dense depending on my scenario.

              32 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Time-Dependent Data Sets - View Data Time dependent (Access to previous versions of the Data)

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                The idea is sort of having a version of loaded data sets on which you can jump back like in a time machine to see how the data was at a certain time.
                Each load of data is kept as a version with the time stamp of the load.
                On the Report in PowerBI you can add a slider that lets you select the version you want to see (slide back in time)
                The Graphs get the possibility to use this Version/Time as Axis etc.

                What is it good for:
                Document the data as it has been at a…

                29 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve dashboard/report usage metrics report performance

                  The dashboard/report usage metrics can take >10s to load in certain cases. Please improve the performance of the report.

                  FYI: the documentation for the current feature can be found here:
                  https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

                  13 votes
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                    started  ·  1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change the sorting order local settings in Power BI Desktop file (ä ö å etc.)

                    When you create a new .pbix file, the sorting order is defined and hard coded by the user interface language of Power BI Desktop, not by the regional settings under Options > Current File > Locale.

                    It means that if you create a .pbix file with English Power BI Desktop version, local characters (Finnish, Danish or Swedish: ä ö å etc,) are not sorted correctly in your model and you can’t change the hard coded setting later!

                    You’ll have to recreate the model in your local version of Power BI Desktop, if your data contains local characters and you’ll want…

                    62 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Conditional Formatting - Whole Table Rows

                      It would be great to be able to format full rows and not just specific columns in tables.

                      For example - I have a list of date driven tasks and would like to highlight the entire row where the task is overdue.

                      77 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Top N Slicers

                        Top N Slicers

                        Create a Slicers that allows me to say 'Show the top N categories by value', e.g. 'Top 5 countries by sales'
                        Similar to "Top N Filters". But we need this option in the Report visual for some of our customers.

                        13 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Height/Width less than 40 px

                          Height and width controls were added to Power BI elements a while back. This makes it super convenient to resize visuals and maintain consistency. However, I often use basic elements like lines, triangles, etc in my reports for better design and navigation and need to be able to enter values less than 40 px.

                          With the current functionality, I can drag and resize these elements to less than 40px, but the height/width boxes turn red and say they are too small. I cannot enter anything less than 40 px in these boxes.

                          26 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show/Not Show Subtotals

                            I would like to be able to choose whether or not i want to see subtotals in a table or matrix, to be able to turn them on or off. I know you can do this with totals under general but sometimes i want the grand total but not subtotals.

                            75 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Integrate Timeline Storyteller

                              Hi!

                              Please integrate Timeline Storyteller https://timelinestoryteller.com/ into Power BI :)

                              41 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Fix the Power BI "Fields" pane so that it reads the order of fields in an SSAS Tabular Model's "Default Field Set".

                                Currently if you set the "Default Field Set" field order in an SSAS Tabular model, it is not utilized by Power BI in the Fields pane. It still only sorts alphabetically.

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • PBIRS subscriptions

                                  Be able to create subscriptions for the PBIX reports in the PBIRS

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Usage metrics for Power BI apps

                                    Augment the existing usage metrics feature to make it easier to see usage metrics for a Power BI app - e.g. total views/viewers for the App.

                                    Notice that this is _already possible_ with the existing usage metrics, via customization of the pre-built report. More details in the documentation here:
                                    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

                                    12 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • export to PowerPoint via the power BI desktop only

                                      I work in a big insurance company and due to security reasons, we can't upload anything to the cloud / the power BI web services.
                                      However, we love and use the Power Bi desktop to create beautiful internal reports. but we need to share them internally with slides.
                                      we need a way to export reports directly from the power BI desktop to PowerPoint (without publishing the report to the web)

                                      This is a must have feature for all the analysts in my team and will love to have your support on that.

                                      118 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Description to the Calculated Columns & Measures

                                        Nice if we have a description box for Calculated Columns & Measures.

                                        9 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Insert an inheritance option into the filters by clicking on the objects. For example: When you click on a chart to select only the month of

                                          Insert an inheritance option into the filters by clicking on the objects. For example: When you click on a chart to select only the month of May, after clicking another chart to select a Mary salesperson and then another to select a store 01, it shows only sales figures for the month of May, Of the Seller Mary in the Store 01. In the end, have accumulated correction the filters.

                                          19 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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