Power BI Ideas

How can we improve Power BI?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. 64 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      8 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show filepath for OneDrive refresh datasets

      OneDrive refresh in the Power BI Service is a fantastic method for storing and updating files in an organized fashion. It's become my default storage and update process for Power BI. However sometimes files in the OneDrive get moved around or renamed. While the refresh keeps working despite these changes, it becomes harder to know which .pbix file in OneDrive the dataset in the Power BI Service connects to, especially if I renamed the dataset in the Power BI Service. It would be fantastic to select the dataset in Power BI Service and be able to see the filpath or…

      17 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow us to set the data type in the Add Custom Column PowerQuery dialog

        It would be nice if we could set the data type in the Add Custom Column dialog box for the function we are writing insetead of having to do it manually in the formula bar, or adding an extra step to do it in the Applied Steps.

        For example:
        Table.AddColumn(#"Added Credits", "CalcEndBalance", each [beg_bal_1]+[Debits]-[Credits])

        That evaluates to an ANY data type. I can manually edit the formula bar so it is:
        Table.AddColumn(#"Added Credits", "CalcEndBalance", each ([beg_bal_1]+[Debits]-[Credits]), type number)

        so now it is changed to a number in the same step. The problem is 1) that is manual and 2) you…

        22 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          1 comment  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • improve performance and memory in embed report in custom app

          Integrating the report (1,1 GB) in own app the loading of the page increase up to 500 MB. The report is with Direct Query. Is it possibile to reduce this memory disabling some call of power bi library or do something else?

          7 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Dynamic Column Names in a table

            Column names must be dynamic i.e. we should be able to change the column names in a Table/Matrix

            10 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Conditional formatting chart colours and background

              Add a feature to allow charts to change colours (incl. background) based on a value. I.e. if a KPI is below target, the background or bars turn red, if above they change to green. This can either be based on last month or average

              10 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Power BI Admin: policy to disable Personal Workspace's

                We dont want our users to push all kind of data in to Power BI. With "my workspaces" this leads to this kind of situvation as we cannot control, where as when we steer this via "Group workspace" we could build an central solution where users can request creation of "Group Workspace" with clear data classification before we provision them in the cloud.

                for Governance reasons we would Need the possibility to disable the "personal Workspace" Feature (disabling creation of Groups by all users is another Topic). Otherwise users can publish data to the Cloud Service without Knowledge of the…

                12 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  6 comments  ·  Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Conditional Formatting based on a different measure

                  I would like to be able to format a column in a table or matrix based on values of a different measure, or based on values of the same measure in a different row of the table.
                  Examples :
                  1. Conditional formatting of sales amount based on the value of sales amount last month(green if higher, red if lower etc.).
                  2. Conditional formatting of sales amount based on sales goal(higher/lower than goal, and how far from target)

                  95 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make downloading .PBIX only for Global Domain Admins

                    We and another develooer teams create PowerBo reports, build mesures and sell ready BI product to another companies.
                    Now everyone can buy one our report, download pbix file and sell our product.

                    We, developers, can't now save our inteligance product.

                    Why users have permissions to download developer's tools?

                    We think, only Global Admins must have possibility to download PBIX

                    72 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      5 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Customize all fonts with JSON

                      It would be great if we could customize font by importing a JSON file in addition to being able to customize color.

                      7 votes
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • power bi desktop scroll bars

                        Please change the power bi desktop scrollbars on the report canvas.

                        These things are so small and difficult to click on.

                        Is it possible to add a handle?

                        8 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Embed Report Editor in Power Bi Embedded

                          At the moment, our customers can only view the reports we provide them inside our company web portal.
                          It would be very useful if we could have the ability to embed the report editor (by using Power BI embedded) in our portal, in order to let our customers create their own report, without asking them to log into the editor with their own office365 account.

                          9 votes
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • conditional formatting intervals

                            It would be very useful to be able to tailor conditional formatting by applying users own definitions for intervals.

                            Example being:
                            1-3,Red
                            4-6,Yellow
                            7-9,Green
                            or
                            1-25%, #5956C3
                            26-50%, #C356C1
                            51-75%, #5C9B9C
                            76-100%, #73C374

                            18 votes
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please allow "Clear selections" in Slicer when Header turned off and Title is turned on.

                              This is one of the must have features in Power BI. When the developer wants to rename the Slicer, there are two ways. Either to rename the column itself or use the "Title" feature to create a new Title. Only the problem is once the title is enabled and Header is turned off, this takes away the ability of the developer to use "clear selections" as the option vanishes.

                              Please look into this. Also, we cannot change the orientation of slicer (Dropdown, list etc.) when header is turned off and title is turned on.

                              5 votes
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make it possible to give more than 1 vote to the same idea (again).

                                I really liked the old voting system where you could give three votes to the same suggestion in the Power BI forum. In fact, I think it was perfect. The new system just doesn't give the same feeling of actually being able to impact the way Power BI is evolving.

                                15 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support for custom visuals in email subscriptions feature

                                  Extend the email subscriptions feature, currently in public preview, to provide support for custom visuals.

                                  More information about the email subscriptions feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/

                                  34 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    3 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • AWS Athena

                                    Ability to connect to AWS Athena would be ideal. It is an excellent platform to manage large data while you are in the exploratory stages.

                                    16 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Power BI Service Connector should support live connections

                                      The new (April 2017) preview Power BI Service connector to create reports in Power BI Desktop on datasets in the service should also support dataset created as a live connection to eg. SSAS cubes.

                                      Lets face it the PBI Desktop is just better for developing reports (can add images and place object behind another object etc.), but when you use Desktop to develop the report with a live connection it will create a new dataset in the service every time we deploy a new report, so we end up with hundreds of datasets pointing to the same source.

                                      Please fix…

                                      8 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Power Query functions in URL using a web data source under on-premise data gateway

                                        Add the ability to use Power Query functions in the source string not only for the PowerBI Desktop, but also to on-premise data gate
                                        Now It's not supported to type Power Query functions as web URL when we create a web data source under on-premise data gateway

                                        219 votes
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          8 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ability to "Apply Width to All Columns" of Table, Matrix & Matrix Preview

                                          I so wish that you consider providing the ability to "Apply Width to all Data Columns" and maybe to Rows as well. This can be just a toggle (checkbox).

                                          My current experience was to resize each of the 90-day worth of data and it was not very productive and I had to do this each time a new batch comes in.

                                          8 votes
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base

                                          Ready to get started?

                                          Try new features of Power BI today by signing up and learn more about our powerful suite of apps.