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  1. Allow copy and paste between different PBIX's

    Often we need to expand on an idea from one report further and copy and paste visuals/pages from one PBIX to another. This would be a huge productivity and quality benefit.

    2,124 votes
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      43 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 34 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Disable/hide visual border on hover

        Disable/hide visual borders when hovered over, atleast in full screen mode. It makes the UI look pretty untidy.

        10 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Disable focus mode buttons in Power BI Embedded

          Every visual on every report page now has the focus mode button, and there is no way of switching this off per visual.

          It should be possible to switch this button off per visual.

          Most visuals actually don't need focus mode at all (e.g. slicers, text boxes, etc.)

          To deliver a high quality experience to the paying users of our app this is absolutely necessary, right now all pages of the report are littered with unnecessary boxes and buttons appearing all over it as the user interacts with a page, and no way for us to switch this off.

          85 votes
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            1 comment  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SAP BW display Key and Text

            It seems as if only Text is available to select.
            We require the Key to be available to build relationships and to view data

            195 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Load data from Office 365 Planner to PowerBI

              Create an a connection withrowgh Office 365 Planner and Power Bi.

              118 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Conditional formatted measures using SWITCH

                A current limitation in Power BI SWITCH measures (and all Power Pivot actually) is that a SWITCH measure must have a single format. It is currently not possible to conditionally format the measure result based on any criteria - it is one single format only. There are valid use cases where you may want to change the format of the SWITCH measure depending on the result. Consider the following SWITCH statement
                myMeasure = SUMX(MeasureTable,switch([selected measure],
                1,[Total Sales],
                2,[Total Cost],
                3,[Total Margin],
                4,[Chg Sales vs LY %]
                ))
                The first 3 results are all currency format, but the last result is…

                663 votes
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                  17 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Paid Power BI Desktop pro

                  We want a paid non throttled Power BI Desktop Pro edition
                  With the following features
                  1- Printing.
                  2- Official support for analyse in Excel: only in a local Computer.
                  3-Capability to generate a password protected pbix file, any PowerBI desktop user can open the file, but they can see only the reports not the data model, only a pro user with the correct password can unlock the file, so at least we can use pbix as a way to securely share reports.

                  That’s all, Microsoft can make it as a subscription product, I think there is a market for that,…

                  24 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Custom Page Selection for export to PowerPoint

                    Currently, when exporting report pages to PowerPoint, the export function is set up to export all pages and limits the number of pages to 15. Being able to select which pages you want to export to excel (like selecting pages to print), would be quite useful as you would be able to maintain a full report, but selectively export only those pages you want to pull.

                    48 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change X and Y axis labels manually, similar to Excel

                      I think you should be able to type whatever you want into the X and Y axis to make up the title for them.
                      This seems like a simple feature and works really well in Excel.

                      When I have multiple fields in a chart the axis is long and ugly, where a simple edit should be available to shorten this down.

                      1,203 votes
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                        36 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Export Dashboard in Interactive PDF

                        User should have the option in Power BI to export current dashboard in Interactive PDF (iPDF).

                        Interactive PDF can have the following features:

                        1- Easy to navigate
                        2- Easy to understand
                        3- Top navigation toolbar having different buttons allow you to navigate into the report
                        4- Easy drill down from one chart to another chart

                        You can see the demo video on the following link
                        https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdo1GWVtvF7W0InM6a4nrjNdrLPM_HPXoYWVw0I2zEKWWuAfw/viewform

                        41 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Default color for members

                          It would be vere cool to be able to assign a default color to new members. Let's say you have a bar chart and you would like to keep it in a single color for design purposes, then you manually have to set all existing members to a specific color. But as soon as a new member is added that member is assigned a random color, which makes it look bad from a design perspective.

                          13 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Automatic date hierarchy for direct query data

                            Automatic creation of a date hierarchy for date fields only seems to work for imported data. Please enable the same feature for direct query data!

                            98 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Conditional formatting for the font color, bars in the cell of the tables and all the other advanced options excel is offering

                              The conditional formatting implemted is good but i miss the option to format the font red for negative numbers and blue for positiv numbers.
                              Please add conditional formatting for the font color, bars in the cells and all the other advanced options excel is offering.

                              175 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Changes in RLS-settings should also reflect in Dashboard piles

                                To apply RLS changes to a Dashboard one has to rebuild the Dashboard: i.e., the Dashboard doesn't take the latest RLS settings but only the once 'at creation' of the dashboard pile.

                                This causes rework as everytime you want to add users to a RLS/Security group you need to rebuild the end Dashboard.

                                It would make sense if the Dashboard Piles always take the latest RLS security settings

                                7 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow any kind of values in a Slicer like the new date slicer

                                  I like the new date slicer.
                                  But why restrict this only to dates.
                                  It would be great to allow any kind of values to be restricted in that way, instead only date values.

                                  Imagine a report with some charts and a Value which has a range of values. But I would like to see the data of a subrange only in the report.

                                  79 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enterprise Gateway - SSAS Tabular Live Schedule Refresh

                                    Idea:
                                    Please allow administrators to default new and existing reports to refresh at an interval or not at all for a gateway connection using SSAS live. The current implementation appears to issue a refresh of all reports when the cube has been processed or synchronized. This results in overwhelming the server with queries as our user base and number of reports grows. In addition, it would appear dashboards are treated as reports in their own right and refreshed separately. Please allow for a more granular control of these queries.
                                    Problem:
                                    Our company has over 150 people actively using Power BI…

                                    82 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • delete dashboards by ex-employee

                                      We have several dashboards that were created by an ex-employee and shared with many people via the dashboard share option (not group workspace or content pack). The ex-employee's ID has been deleted and now these dashboards are "orphaned" and still showing up for those people who it was originally shared with. From what I can tell, the only way to remove from people's workspace is to ask them to manually remove, which is not practical or compliant with security protocal in a large enterprise organization. We need to have an overall tennant admin functionality that will allow us to keep…

                                      18 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Drill to a report page

                                        Ability to select/click a row on the table or chart and be able to contextually go to another report , with appropriate filters. This is only useful when we are able to hide the pages in the report and they appear only when something is(row or cell) selected on a table or similar chart.

                                        2,297 votes
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                                          54 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi everyone. Thanks for supporting this idea – we’re beginning the planning for exactly what this would look like in Power BI. Please keep voting to help us prioritize it, and let us know exactly what your scenarios are in the comments so we can do our best to address them.

                                          thanks!
                                          Will

                                        • UI/UX Features - Desktop Navigation enhancements

                                          1) When selecting multiple visualizations in the UI, we cannot use the arrow keys to move the items around. We are forced to use the mouse. Moving a single item does work with the arrow keys

                                          2) Format Painter does not seem to control height and width of visualizations.

                                          3) Ability to select multiple columns and measures (for fast deletion purposes).

                                          4) Increase the size of the scroll carriages in the Report Designer and in the Table view. Currently it is about a 3 point line, and this can be difficult to see.

                                          5) Prompt user for creating hierarchies. If…

                                          9 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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