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  1. Broken down "Work Instructions" for client of contracted work

    An option to create a text file that includes all query "Advanced Editor" coding, Relationships, Calculated columns, Calculated measures, etc.

    Would better help the client or end user to adjust finished product of contractor's work without having to contact them. Typing out / copy pasting all the information is very tedious but the end product is often very confusing for someone unfamiliar with the creation of the program.

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  2. SSAS tabular database live connection without using windows authentication

    Currently, its only allows Power BI Deskotp to use windows authentication. Whereas SSAS tabular database live connection connectivity should allow the same behavior as MS Excel allows someone to do.

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  3. Designing Limitations for Dashboards

    Allow more control over Dashboards as it is very limited in how to amend the the layout, sizing and placements.

    Would be nice to have more freedom similar to how reports are built.

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  4. Saving new report from report published in service - replace option needed

    I published a report into service. Then I save a copy of it using the name of other existing report. Instead of asking me, if I want to replace the other report, it just creates a new report with the exactly same name. As a result I have duplicates of the same report names, the other is the old one and the other the new one. I would like to choose, if I want to replace the existing one as you can do, when publishing a report from Power BI Desktop. Until then, I need to delete the old versions…

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  5. Conditional Formatting Drill-through Option like Web URL

    Current right click requirement of drill through makes it hard to teach end users (especially executives, and especially in mobile) It can be very useful to have drill through function on table, matrix or other charts very similar to web URL conditional formatting recently released.

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  6. Allow to change background color of Live Streaming Dashboard's Tile

    Currently seems there is no option available on dashboard to change Live Tile color / font / background / or any formatting setting. Please add this feature ASAP other wise we have to move to Tableau he has such configuration setting of dashboard tiles.

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  7. Add the ability to control Axis Length via-Measures

    Add the ability to control Axis Length via-Measures.

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  8. Deactivate dependent Dataflow

    There should be a toggle to deactivate / activate dependent dataflows.

    In my scenario I have a Trigger Dataflow (wich is beeing refreshed) an lots of dependent dataflows.

    Developing / changing the scripts is a pain, since it always has to run completely or from on dataflow on downwards.

    While making changes it would be much faster / convenient to just disable the dependent ones.

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  9. Quick Measure - monthly Min/max for previous 12 months

    Quick measures to determine monthly Min/max for previous 12 months and or current year.

    Even better if i'm using a date hierarchy, use the next level down of date. IE Hierarchy is Year, month, Day. At Year show Monthly calc, at month show daily calc.

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  10. Follow up email after refresh failure, if the report has refreshed successfully.

    I often get transient failures during data refreshes. It would be be nice to get an email indicated the refresh has started succeeding again.

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  11. Report tooltips are not Working for custom visuals.

    Report tool tips are not supported for custom visuals and we see this as a limitation in the below documentation.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-tooltips#limitations-and-considerations

    Please implement this feature in Power BI as many users are looking for this feature

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  12. Remove Null values from a column

    Problem statement: To hide null/redundant columns from Power BI visual (Matrix)

    Brief case: For a particular item code, there are some set of columns which are null. The requirement is to display only those columns which have at-least one value in them and hide which are completely null.

    For better understanding refer the image below
    Scenario 1: - If user selects ID=4, then column = “Mother’s name” should be hidden

    Scenario 2: - If user selects ID=3, then column = “Mother’s name” and “XYZ” should be hidden

    This should happen dynamically whenever a user selects any ID, columns which are…

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  13. Stop notifications that are just reminders to use the app

    These aren’t helpful. I will now turn off notifications entirely because there isn’t an option to opt out of notifications that are just “hey, don’t forget to open the App!” I access power BI on my desktop 99% of the time. I’ll use the app on my phone when I need to and don’t need to be hounded.

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  14. PowerBI API Fails with non HTTP 200 and no details of failur when capacity DirectQuery/Live Connection (per sec) limit is near being reached

    Critical PowerBI API calls fail with non HTTP 200 status and no details in JSON response when capacity DirectQuery/Live Connection (per sec) limit is near being reached.

    The PowerBI APIs should return with a HTTP 200 status and provide details that the DirectQuery/Live Connection (per sec) metric is near the capacity level limit or even exceeded it and return a proper status. Right now the API will fail with an HTTP 401 or HTTP 500 completely failing and no JSON or response back.

    We call the Microsoft PowerBI api using the Microsoft.PowerBI.Api NuGet package version 2.5.0

    Examples of places we…

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  15. Adding additional data sources when pulling data from another power BI report.

    When creating a report which uses a power BI data file as the source it would be good to be able to add another data source (from Excel table) in order to create different views and analysis.

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  16. When opening, tell if/who already has the file open

    When opening file, tell me if it is already open and who that user is (similar to how Excel does). Then I can know who to ask if I need them to exit. Right now I just have to save it as a new version, which given the file size of some of our PBI files is a less than ideal solution.

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  17. to export the personalia in a role level security group to manage this group

    Exporteren van een row level security groep zodat we de correctheid of de juiste personen toegang hebben tot de groep kunnen beheren/managen.

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  18. Add a Desription for Published Apps

    Add a Desription for Published Apps
    In the app list there is only a title. A description would be useful!

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  19. About the tooltip of the Dashboard tile

    Even if the report tooltip feature is disabled,
    the tooltip becomes enabled when the tile is pinned to the dashboard.
    I want the tooltip to remain disable in this situation.

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  20. Changing font size for a particular field in Matrix

    Changing font size for a particular field in Matrix

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