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  1. KPI Icon sets for use in table and matrix visualizations

    Many of the Power BI Community have come from a background of using Power Pivot in Microsoft Excel. Excel had a fantastic way of using built-in conditional KPI icon functionality to add impact and information to table and matrix visualizations. The red-yellow-green circle icon set is valuable as an easy-to-interpret indicator of whether something is on track (or not) against defined goals.

    This functionality is glaringly absent from the Power BI Desktop. There was a previous request for tis that has been marked as “completed”, but it’s still missing.

    368 votes
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      17 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please FIX/REVIEW your recent changes to the PRO licensing pricing structure

      Power BI Team,

      Your recent changes/fixes to PRO licensing pricing has caused widespread concern and discussion amongst the community. This is due to Microsoft no longer allowing end users/consumers to access Power BI workgroup reports & dashboards. Reports were suddenly inaccessible in organisations that had built Power BI frameworks over the past 2 years. Your new structure now forces these companies to purchase PRO licenses for ALL users regardless of whether they use it or not.

      Unfortunately, Power BI is now the most expensive BI product for large organisations, whom I believe are your primary customers.

      The community has not…

      28 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Greater control over the scale and division of axes, especially values less than 1.

        Greater control over the scale and division of axes. The MAJORITY of our data is frequency related where we have to display values in scientific notation from the range of 10-9 up to 10-2. Display of numbers greater than 1 creates automatic minor division on the y axis; but if below value of 1, the minor lines on the y axis do not display and there is no control over this. Same applied for x axis. Similar comments have been posted over greater control of the axes values and arrangement, but I have not seen one about small number values.

        167 votes
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          10 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to mark some pages as "Do not publish" in Power BI Desktop

          In Power BI Desktop it should be posible, before publishing the file to the service, to mark some pages as "do not publish" or hide them for publishing. This way we can have some safe hidden place to draft new ideas or a repository of charts to copy to the pages that will actually be published.
          The place to put this functionality could be the contextual menu that appears when right clicking the page name (now it shows "Duplicate Page" and "Rename Page". New option could be "Do not Publish")

          27 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Oauth2 Support for Dynamics IFD API

            When deploying a PowerBI solution to the PowerBI service that has WebAPI queries against an IFD enabled Dynamics 2016 On Premise org OAuth2 is not an authentication option. So you cannot schedule refreshes of this data.

            Same solution pointing at a Online Dynamics 365 org does support scheduling via OAuth2 to allow refreshing of data.

            16 votes
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              0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remember Filters I set on Reports!

              We have a number of different business parts and all our reports are built generically so that you can change the area you are interested in by filter.

              Each person is generally only interested in one specific part. However every time each user returns to the report they have to re set the filter they are interested in.

              The only way we can give users a friction-less experience is to duplicate reports where the only difference is the default filter, which is obviously ridiculous.

              So please add a feature to remember the last filter that was set by each user…

              25 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Don't automatically add new tiles to dashboard

                When I use Get Data to upload a report to the Power BI Service, it automatically pins a tile to a dashboard. I believe it pins to the dashboard I was most recently on, but this isn't always the case. This automatic pinning is confusing, and I end up with lots of reports pinned to dashboards that are totally unrelated. This creates lots of manual work hunting down and cleaning up these tiles. It also create numerous dependencies for content packs, as a dashboard pulls in all reports with pinned tiles - if tiles are automatically pinned, it starts to…

                31 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Edit my own Quick Measure templates

                  Now with the introduction of quick measures it would be nice to have a place where the community could submit DAX formulas for review to be added into the Quick Measures.

                  [Will Thompson, April 2017: We addressed this bit! You can submit DAX measures for review here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-quick-measures-gallery/. Keep voting if you want the second bit added to Power BI Desktop!]

                  Also allow for custom Quick Measures which are used at your company over and over to be loaded into the PowerBI Desktop. Similar to how the Color Themes are being loaded today.

                  18 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable specific security groups setting for 'Publish to web'

                    The "Publish to web" setting for portal administrators currently has the options of 'Enabled' or 'Disabled'. It would be beneficial to have this manageable in the same way as content packs so certain security (AAD) groups could be set as publishers.

                    13 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Time-Dependent Data Sets - View Data Time dependent (Access to previous versions of the Data)

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                      The idea is sort of having a version of loaded data sets on which you can jump back like in a time machine to see how the data was at a certain time.
                      Each load of data is kept as a version with the time stamp of the load.
                      On the Report in PowerBI you can add a slider that lets you select the version you want to see (slide back in time)
                      The Graphs get the possibility to use this Version/Time as Axis etc.

                      What is it good for:
                      Document the data as it has been at a…

                      16 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ODC equivalent for Power BI Desktop

                        Office data connection (odc) files allow end users to quickly and easily launch , create a pivot table connected directly to a specified data source. I propose a Power BI data connection (PDC) file that had similar behavior. This would allow easy publishing access to data sources in enterprises so end users that wish to author custom reports against data sources don't need to jump through multiple steps to access data source. The PDC file would launch desktop tool and connect directly to configured data source in one step.

                        34 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Integrate Timeline Storyteller

                          Hi!

                          Please integrate Timeline Storyteller https://timelinestoryteller.com/ into Power BI :)

                          24 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Increase scrollbar width in Power BI Desktop

                            It's often difficult to grab the scrollbars in Power BI Desktop, particularly if the application is not maximized, or if you are working with multiple screens and Power BI is on the "left" one.

                            24 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • javascript

                              Fix the dataSelected event to also provide **values** array retrieving data from an embedded powerBI report. Ref.: [https://github.com/Microsoft/PowerBI-JavaScript/wiki/Handling-Events] @ 2) ***values** array (In Progress)

                              124 votes
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                                started  ·  37 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • When we add Custom Column, allow us to choose its position

                                When we add a new column in the Query Editor, it always places the column at the end. This makes it difficult to visualy relate the new column with the other columns that were used in the calculation, and make if difficult to debug our custom column code. The workaround to use ordering after we add the column, is not user friendly if we have dozens of columns.

                                It would be helpful, if we can choose the location of the column from the UI (with a default), and that you add a fourth optional parameter in Table.AddColumn for the column…

                                65 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • macros

                                  Build a macro recorder similar to Excel in the powerbi desktop. If could run through selections and paste out graphs. This would save time on custom selections every month.

                                  51 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Disable share buttons

                                    Option to disable the share buttons (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and share itself) in the embed code. I am using the embed code to post the report in a sharepoint page with in the company by this would prevent a public sharing.

                                    347 votes
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                                      under review  ·  61 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • export to PowerPoint via the power BI desktop only

                                      I work in a big insurance company and due to security reasons, we can't upload anything to the cloud / the power BI web services.
                                      However, we love and use the Power Bi desktop to create beautiful internal reports. but we need to share them internally with slides.
                                      we need a way to export reports directly from the power BI desktop to PowerPoint (without publishing the report to the web)

                                      This is a must have feature for all the analysts in my team and will love to have your support on that.

                                      53 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Group Using Contains Logic

                                        In larger data sets, for us it's Search Keywords and similar groups, it would be nice to use the existing grouping feature with more control by using contains or excludes logic with the ability to use AND or OR logic within each group. Example: I have a keyword list and I want to create a brand group, but have several brands (Contains 'Microsoft' or 'Xbox' or 'Windows' or 'Azure'). Similar generic cloud keyword group (Contains 'Cloud' AND Excludes 'Azure').

                                        15 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • UI/UX Features - Desktop Navigation enhancements

                                          1) When selecting multiple visualizations in the UI, we cannot use the arrow keys to move the items around. We are forced to use the mouse. Moving a single item does work with the arrow keys

                                          2) Format Painter does not seem to control height and width of visualizations.

                                          3) Ability to select multiple columns and measures (for fast deletion purposes).

                                          4) Increase the size of the scroll carriages in the Report Designer and in the Table view. Currently it is about a 3 point line, and this can be difficult to see.

                                          5) Prompt user for creating hierarchies. If…

                                          23 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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