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  1. Visibilty (Hide an Item)

    Develop an item formatting property which allows to set the visibility of a report item when you want to conditionally hide the item based on a report parameter or some other expression that you specify (also DAX expressions).

    You can develop this incrementally starting from visuals, then text boxes, then shapes and buttons....

    If you want to go the extra mile, you can also develop a functionality that allows the final user to toggle the visibility of report items.

    For more information and since it was an available and really useful capability see "Add an Expand or Collapse Action to…

    616 votes
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  2. Allow Pro Users to Publish RDL files from Report Builder

    The current version of the report builder can only be published by premium capacity accounts. It would be awesome to include this feature for pro users as well and allow us to add paginated reports to our apps we develop. We have a flat organizational structure and tend to use power BI for clients. We all have pro licenses but there is not much sense to buy premium capacity at this time. However, having this feature would be a huge benefit to everyone using power bi under pro accounts.

    202 votes
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  3. Integrate Charticulator into Power BI Desktop

    Would be awesome to have Charticulator as a visual option within desktop. Similar to PowerQuery in desktop I could see an option which allows more free form visual building.

    51 votes
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  4. Migrate V1 Workspace to V2

    There are many features that are not available on V1 Workspace.
    When can we get to migrate the existing V1 Workspaces to V2?

    81 votes
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  5. Ability to display all type of data details in tooltip or tooltip page for Stacked/Clustered Bar/Column Charts

    The default tooltip only shows one type of data details when the bar/column is browsed, as well as tooltip page with Keep all filters toggle on. It will be difficult to read when each type of data is very narrow in the bar/column. It will be great to have a feature which tooltip or tooltip page is able to show all type of data details of the bar/column which is browsed.

    32 votes
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  6. Add Quick Access Toolbar to new Ribbon, or at least Save/Undo/Redo

    The new ribbon introduced as a preview in the Nov 2019 release is really good, but it got rid of the Quick Access Toolbar that gave us persistent access to the Save, Undo, and Redo buttons no matter what ribbon was showing.

    Now, there is no save button, and Undo/Redo are in the Home ribbon only, so you cannot access them with the mouse from the View, Modeling, or other ribbons.

    46 votes
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  7. Update Zendesk Beta Plugin to support new Zendesk API changes

    Hi,

    I cannot get data from Zendesk using the Power BI Zendesk Beta plugin anymore, because Zendesk has changed their API, and Power BI will have to make some adjustments for it to work. It's mentioned here: https://develop.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022563994--BREAKING-New-Search-API-Result-Limits?fl...

    If this isn't updated, we will continue to receive this error when refreshing "OLE DB or ODBC error: [DataSource.Error] Web.Contents failed to get contents from 'https://jssi.zendesk.com/api/v2/search.json?page=11&query=type%3Aticket' (422): Unprocessable Entity"


    1. Will Microsoft Power BI be creating an update to the Zendesk beta plugin to address this in the near future?


    2. Is there a work around we can use in the…

    48 votes
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  8. Allow subscriptions to personal bookmarks

    Please add the ability to subscribe to personal bookmarks. The "Subscribe" feature currently sends a snapshot of the default view with no ability to customize filters in the subscription.

    The recent addition of personal bookmarks allows our users to customize reports as needed, and they have been asking for a way to get these personalized bookmark views sent by email. If you could extend the personal bookmarks to the subscription options that would be very helpful.

    231 votes
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  9. Url parameter (pageName) to specify page of PowerBI Report in PBI RS

    In Power BI Report server (on-prem) it would be nice, if we were able to specify the landing page of a PowerBI report using an url-parameter, in the same way as it is possible in the service using ?pageName=Page2

    47 votes
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  10. Override Branding at the App Workspace level

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-custom-branding-for-your-organization/#comment-4586143757
    For custom branding to work for enterprise clients with complex branding requirements, enable branding override at the app workspace level.

    79 votes
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  11. Service outage email updates.

    I have seen multiple requests for help on receiving service outage updates by regions so I am creating an idea. Users need to be able to receive automated notifications of Power BI Service outages based on their regions without having to manually navigate to this page: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/support/

    25 votes
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  12. Dremio/Power BI Service Support SSO through DirectQuery

    Dremio serves as our corporate data as a service platform, Power BI Desktop with Dremio works fine but in order for our users to use PowerBI Service we need Power BI to support SSO connections for Dremio. We are looking for SSO (Pass through) connectivity from PowerBI Service to Dremio. Use of an on-premise Gateway would require a single service account and will not work due to limiting security access controls to our data. Please consider adding this support for Dremio.

    Dremio should be included with these SSO DirectQuery sources(bottom of page).

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-directquery-data-sources

    131 votes
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  13. The ability to message all Power BI users from the Power BI service

    If you run a Power BI platform for a lot of users you should be able to send /push notifications to them. We are currently experiencing high fail rates and it would be great to alert all users that we're busy looking into it.

    97 votes
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  14. Provide enterprise gateway support for power bi python scripting

    Provide enterprise gateway support for python scripting - currently only personal gateways are supported

    138 votes
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  15. Composite models when connected to SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular (SSAS)

    We really love the new feature of 'Composite Models' in the Power BI July 2018 update! This enables us to join custom lists with DirectQuery sources.

    It would also be beneficial if this would also work when connected to SSAS Tabular in DirectQuery.
    This would stronlgy improve the enterprise features of Power BI.

    1,373 votes
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  16. Toggle Counts on/off in Filter Pane

    The new Filter Pane experience is really nice. However, the count numbers next to the selection boxes in the Basic drop downs can be confusing to users - they can have no relevance to what is showing on the page. Please add functionality to where these counts be toggled off!

    119 votes
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  17. Allow for rectangular imageUrl sizes in matrix and table visuals

    Currently when you use a column or measure with a category of imageUrl that has an svg image Power BI ignores the aspect ratio defined in the view box for the image and draws the image in an arbitrary square. It would be great if imageUrl would allow for rectangular images. In the case of svg this could be read from the viewbox attribute.

    This would allow for the creation of dynamic databars and sparklines and other creative visualizations without having to write a full blown custom visual.

    40 votes
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  18. Perpetuate the table/query structure in a data model to Power BI Desktop when using a data model as a source for thin report writing

    When building reports (what we call "thin" reports) in Power BI Desktop from an existing data model (used Power BI Dataset option for the Get Data to retrieve a data model), we need the table/query structure from the model to be the way the table/query structure in presented in the Fields section within Power BI.

    For example:
    In Query Editor within a data model a table/query structure may look like this:

    Order Subject Area [5]

    Order line
    
    Unified Order
    Standing Order
    Unified Order Line
    Order Reconciliation

    Shipment Subject Area [3]

    Shipment Number
    
    Shipment Status
    Shipment Reconciliation

    When this model is…

    23 votes
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  19. Remove default values from Tooltips

    Enable the ability to selectively remove default values from displaying in tooltips.

    This same idea request is bundled into several other tooltip related idea requests that together had over 1,000 votes:

    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/7580157-tooltip-customization-on-reports

    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/14823435-turn-off-tooltip-and-remove-default-tooltip

    However, this functionality is still not available and those ideas are marked as completed so we can't even vote the ideas up anymore.

    146 votes
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  20. Better Handle Column Types on Load in Dimension Tables

    When you load a dimension table (say a calendar table) in Power BI desktop, there are often lots of numeric columns that are not additive. Examples include Year, Month Number, Day of Week etc. By default (unless you set the data type to text) these numeric columns will have the default aggregation behaviour set to SUM. But they are not additive (of course). It would be much better to set these (dimension numeric columns) as "do not summarize". This could be managed in various ways that would be better than the current state. eg, you could simply mark all numeric…

    206 votes
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