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  1. Display user's preferred name in Power BI web app and desktop like other O365 applications

    Currently, Power BI web app and desktop app displays as Given Name + Last Name. While everywhere else it displays name with is the users Preferred First Name + Preferred Last Name.

    For example a user has a given name of "Elizabeth Smith" with a preferred name as "Betty Smith". When in the Power BI desktop or sharing a Power BI report, you see "Elizabeth" and not "Betty". However, in Outlook or MS Teams, you see the preferred "Betty".

    90 votes
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  2. Deployment pipelines to support dataflows

    Deployment pipelines do not currently support Dataflows. In our organisation, we want to carefully govern a particular workspace which will contain the common dataflows which people want to use in many reports (e.g. a dates table, a list of active employees (GDPR permitting, etc).

    Deployment pipelines will enable us to put the right governance in place for Dataflows.

    47 votes
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    Thank you for your feedback!
    We highly appreciate you taking the time and letting us know what’s missing.
    this feature is a known gap and it is part of our backlog to complete.
    I will update here when work will start.

  3. dynamically-specify-data-colour-using-measure for Line Charts

    There is dire need to have this functionality implemented for the line charts to retain the data colors(user specific hexacode in automated fashion) for the same data points across the different line charts. We need the functionality to change the colors using measure.

    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/13757925-dynamically-specify-data-colour-using-column-e-g

    35 votes
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  4. Power BI deployment pipelines (Preview) for Pro users

    Please make Power BI deployment pipelines available for Pro users.

    49 votes
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  5. Enable/Disable export to PDF, PPT and printing functionality by workspace or by report. Rather than at tenant level.

    Some datasets and analyses are too sensitive to even allow export to PDF, PPT and printing. But at the moment this option is only available to alter at the tenant level. It would be better to have it either at workspace level, or better, at report level in the same way as data exports are set at report level.

    72 votes
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  6. Windows Authentication in Amazon Redshift connector

    Currently Amazon Redshift connector comes with Database Authentication mechanism only. We would like to have Windows Authentication in it, like with other connectors. This helps in security of data and allowing SSO from Power BI Desktop.

    35 votes
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  7. Show column data profile statistics in header

    Add a column data profile histogram in the data view for every column in Power BI Desktop. This handy feature exists in Power Query (sometimes only on sampled data).

    Add this feature to Power BI Desktop as well, please.

    1,815 votes
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  8. Connect to Dataflows from Excel's Power Query

    Please allow the connection to Dataflows' entities from Excel's Power Query.
    There are many cases when customers use Excel and not Power BI. But Dataflows can make the refresh process much faster for them.
    Thanks

    636 votes
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  9. Power BI Content - Dev Ops Pipeline (Release Management)

    Please provide API's or release tasks to support deployment of all Power BI artifact types. This will support the ability for Power BI content to be released using a Dev Ops pipeline

    39 votes
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  10. Allow for Custom Hyperlinks

    Currently Power BI only allows standard hyperlinks such as http:// https:// ftp:// file:// etc.…

    Please either allow for a non-Standard link such as:
    “Epicact:ADTPATIENTSTATION,InfoName:PatientID,InfoValue: ***,InfoCvtID:EPT”

    OR

    Allow for the creation of dynamic html based columns that function as hyperlinks such as:
    Using a calculated column like
    HTML Patient Station = "<a href=EpicAct:UCWSNAPSHOT,RUNPARAMS:,INFONAME:PATIENTID,INFOVALUE:" & format(Query1[PATID],"000000") &">"& Query1[PAT_NAME] & "</a><p>"

    This functionality would be extremely useful not only for integration with our Electronic Medical Record, but potential integration with other applications.

    Possibly even allow the ability to toggle on or off the functionality in the Admin Portal or…

    30 votes
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  11. 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.

    110 votes
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  12. Enable Parallel Query Submission for Snowflake

    Snowflake is super fast at running queries but PowerBI is slowing dashboards down by executing all the queries serially. Please prioritise work to fix this.

    This following issue about direct queries processing sequentially is related: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Direct-queries-are-processing-sequentially/idc-p/847026/highlight/true#M50664

    57 votes
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  13. Security Setup and Segregation of Duties

    The person configuring access should not have access to the data him/herself.
    Currently, row level security does not apply to owners / editors, which allows owners to see whole data set.
    By creating a special role for this it would be possible to comply with GDPR and similar requirements.

    26 votes
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  14. Creating Dataflows using R or Python scripts as source

    R script and Python to be added as a Data source for creating dataflows.

    107 votes
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  15. Customize visible items in new filter experience

    The standard slicers have now a visual level filter, but the new filter experience does not have a similar feature. A correspondent "visual level filter" allowing to define conditions that make an item visible or not. in the new filter experience. The reasons are the same that justified visual level filter in standard slicers.

    419 votes
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  16. Format Strings don't work on a SSAS Model with Calculation Group(s)

    AAS recently implemented Calculation Groups with big fanfare.

    However any SSAS / AAS Cube that has any users using Power BI in Live Connect mode cannot add this feature to their cube. I would be willing to bet this is > 95% of all Microsofts Cube customers.

    The problem is that any graphical visual (i.e. not table/matrix/card) will not honour any format string (static or dynamic).

    This means that any simple measure that shows a % will show as a decimal 0.01 instead of 1%.

    This is such a jarring issue for users it means that we cannot use the…

    55 votes
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  17. Service principal to pull Activity logs

    Use Service Principal instead of full user accounts to authenticate and connect to power bi cmdlets while pulling activity logs.

    24 votes
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  18. When showing subtotals at the bottom, show the attributes there as well and not on top

    When I choose the option to show the subtotals at the bottom, I expect to see the attribute name there as well and not just on top. This is especially crucial for financial statements, like shown here: https://wp.me/p6lgsG-YC

    An option to toggle between showing attributes at the bottom only or at the top as well would be ideal.

    1,912 votes
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  19. Dataflow refresh fails if the underlying datasource have date field

    Dataflow refresh fails if the underlying data source have date field. Currently the workaround is to convert the datatype to datetime to make it work.

    63 votes
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  20. Default Visual Headers OFF for Text Boxes, Shapes and Images

    I can't think of many use cases where having visual headers on for these items would be useful?

    Would be one less pain point if these were defaulted as off

    23 votes
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