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  1. Drillthrough and slicer conflict resolution

    Make a drillthrough look for any slicers on the page with the same field and set them to the drillthough value.

    Lets say your target is a page all about a widget with a widget slicer. An end user might slice widget A on that page. Later the user goes to another products page and sees widget B in the list, and drills through to the Widget B page. It will come up blank as the drillthrough filter is B, but the page is sliced to A, and there is no widget that is both A and B.

    This is…

    9 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improvements to Drill-through Functionality

      Enhance the new drill-through functionality to include the ability to prevent a user from selecting a tab that is a drill-through destination. In other words, allow the developer to force the users to go through the drill-through functionality.

      15 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide option to 'Publish to Report Server' instead of 'Save As' on Power BI Desktop for Report Server

        While using PBI Desktop for PBIRS would be a lot better to have an option under the menu Publish rather on Save As in order to save a report to the Power BI Report Server.

        30 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Subscribe *others* to emails of reports

          Extend the email subscription feature, currently in public preview, to enable subscribing *others* to email snapshots of reports.

          More information about the existing 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/preview/

          816 votes
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            43 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Titles should be visible on mobile platform (without need to tap the visual)

            Using the mobile solution is brilliant, however forcing users to click every single visual to get the title is a huge design flaw that should be fixed asap.

            16 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Conditional Formatting for Text

              It would be great to conditional format a table and/or a matrix based on the cell text, not only numbers

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Set the data model's default Format, for each Data Type

                For example: when the Power BI data model first creates a column with Data Type = 'Date', by default that column is formatted like 'Wednesday, March 14, 2001 (dddd, MMMM d, yyyy)'.

                Then, I always go to the Modeling tab, and use the Format drop-down to change it to '2001-03-14 (yyyy-MM-dd)'.

                Instead, I would like to be able to go into the "Options" menu in Power BI Desktop, and have a section where, for each Data Type (or at least Date, Date/Time, Decimal Number and Whole Number), I can set the default Format.

                So that I don't have to manually…

                18 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Merge ideas on ideas forum

                  I find the idea forum is loaded with duplicates of ideas where votes and comments are split between multiple threads.
                  It would be useful if the community could propose a merger with other ideas on the forum (with the link) and then admins could merge the ideas and remove the duplicates.

                  I think this would make it easier for Microsoft to gain a clearer idea of what users want. And for users would help their ideas to gain a common thread of conversation, plus gain a stronger voice for the ideas they want.

                  15 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Power BI Premium Performance Monitoring

                    I currently have no way of monitoring my Power BI Premium server. As we add more and more users to our single EM1 PBI Premium server, I am sure at some point we will run into performance issues. However currently there is no way to see the load on the server.

                    Here are two things that would help:

                    1. Server level usage metrics reports. Currently I can only view this by workspace, and I have 50+ workspaces, so there is no way to know the overall views or active users.

                    2. Server level performance reports. There are lots of metrics…

                    27 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bookmarks in Power BI embedded

                      Per today you cannot show the bookmark pane in embedded power bi reports. It would be good to have the option to
                      1) show the bookmark pane in embedded (like with the filter pane)
                      2) An extension to 1 would be to retrieve bookmarks and set them programatically to the report. As the filter / bookmark pane is not that goodlooking in an embedded report as i power bi service.

                      11 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Conditional Formatting Based on Text

                        For example in a table you can apply conditional formatting based on numbers, percentage or sales, but what about if you want to color formatting based on text taht woukd help a lot for non numeric users!

                        Thanks in advance!

                        13 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Increase Export Data Limits

                          In late 2016, Power BI improved our export data options to allow exporting up to 150,000 rows to Excel from a visual on a Power BI dashboard for Pro users. If you require higher limits, please vote on this idea. If you have more specific requirements, please leave them in the comments.

                          396 votes
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                            33 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Cancel Option when "Working On It"

                            Please provide a cancel button/option when a DAX calculated column is processing.

                            There are times when I create a calculated column, and the logic causes extremely long wait times for the column to evaluate on the table. My only option is to kill the background SSAS process or PBI Desktop, and reopen the report.

                            My tables are about 1-6 million rows.

                            7 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Table and Matrix Formatting

                              Power BI should have the basic formatting options that excel has when it comes to tables and matrices. For example, simply being able to align column headers and values to the centre of the cell. Moreover, you should be able to change the colours of specific cells, or highlight cells like you can in excel. It would be great if you could highlight table cells conditionally like you can in excel too.

                              What would be really cool is if you could have conditional formatting on shapes.

                              14 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Power BI Service recognize local time zone for TODAY() and NOW() time intelligence functions

                                As of now, the reports that I create on desktop utilize a lot of time intelligence functions and relative date filters. This is completely fine so long as I view the report on the desktop. Once I publish the report up to the service and then utilize those visuals in dashboards I run into this issue. All of my time intelligence functions (TODAY & NOW) and relative date filters convert to UTC.

                                This issue causes my data to roll over to the next day 5 hours early which affects all of my subscriptions.

                                It would be absolutely fantastic if Power…

                                5 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Export Power BI report to PowerPoint

                                  Support for exporting Power BI report to PowerPoint. The feature is available in Power BI service (Preview).

                                  51 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Exporting Dashboard

                                    Currently I'm facing some issues with power BI as i'm unable to save my visualyse dashboards in to PDF or power point. It is very helpful if we can get them as PDF,Excel or PPT version. most helpful if we can get dashboard visualyse reports to the excel in original view.

                                    8 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Connection with Office 365 Forms

                                      Hello!
                                      A connector with Office 365 Forms would be useful instead my organization uses the Forms to collect a lot of informations from the custumers. How can it will be possible without needs to export the data for Excel?

                                      Thanks!

                                      53 votes
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                                        8 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Password Protect & Hide tabs

                                        Please make it possible to password protect tabs and hide them.

                                        13 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Export / Print graphs/reports from Power BI Report Server to Excel/Power Point

                                          Possiblity to export or print report (or possibly graph) to Excel, Power Point, PDF for easy use in/as presentations for ex. stakeholders or other, where access to interactive reports not needed.

                                          20 votes
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