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  1. Time Zone Conversion Accounting for Daylight Savings Time (DST)

    We need a way to display data in our local timezone accounting for daylight savings time. The data source stores the dates in UTC but we need reports to show local time. A native and easy way to do this in PowerBI would be a huge help. There are many blog posts and help articles floating around with solutions people have attempted but it's a simple issue that so many users would benefit from having solved centrally by PowerBI itself. Please consider!

    73 votes
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      10 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Activity Monitor Enterprise Gateway

      It would be very interesting to have the option to see the activity carried out through the gateway in the Power BI service, so that it can be seen in a simple way, the actions of updating the data sets that has been carried out from a gateway / connection, by way of the update history of the data sets but from the administration of the gateway.

      Regards

      34 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Read Only Access to Relationship View in Thin Workbooks

        My definition of a thin workbook is when you connect Power BI to a tabular server. This can be SSAS Tabular or the Power BI Service (golden dataset as covered here https://exceleratorbi.com.au/new-power-bi-reports-golden-dataset/)

        When you use Power BI Desktop as a thin workbook, you cannot see the relationship view or the data view. While this makes sense (they are not editable), it means that it is very difficult for someone to write local measures. It is not possible to accurately write a local measure unless the relationships between the tables are visible.

        Please add the relationship view so the end…

        164 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Button that updates datasets and dashboard

          We'd like to have a button that you can put on your dashboard in order to trigger a dataset/dashboard refresh. That way we can always work with the latest data.
          We have configured the scheduled update but it is not quite working out for us.
          Thank you!

          64 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Published date

            Every report and dashboard pages should have a column for Date Published, modified and by who just like in Windows

            11 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • how many scheduled refresh

              To have a report showing how many scheduled refresh by capacities.
              In that report, we shall have different granularity from 30 mins, 1 hour, 4 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours in time. In terms of the capcity level, we wish that we can see, dataset, workspace, capacity, 3 levels. Also the owner of the refresh is important.

              The whole idea is because if we have too many schedules happening at the same time. The capacity may not be able to handle it. But we don't have such report, so we don't know how many is happening at a particular time.…

              38 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable Power BI Titles to Wrap Text!

                Enable the Titles on visuals (for example, the KPI and column charts) to wrap text.

                30 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Folders for tables

                  The ability to group tables into folders / by type for navigation would make the UI much more user friendly & less intimating.

                  For example you may have 10 relationship dim tables defining aspects of the risk & 10 others defining aggregated reporting buckets. At present these would appear as a list of 20 separate tables in the UI whereas the ability to put them in 'folders' (like Risk Analysis & Risk Aggregation in this instance) would make a much cleaner UI. Large models with lots of items quickly look clunky.

                  29 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Include Reports/Dashboards from Multiple Workspaces in One App

                    Similar to ideas around creating multiple apps from one workspace, it would be very beneficial to have the ability to create a high-level app that includes reports from multiple workspaces. For example, our executive team would like to see specific reports from sales, accounting, and fields ops in one app instead of navigating to three different apps/workspaces to view the appropriate reports.

                    31 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Python Script in Power BI

                      It's great that Power BI already has the capability to run R scripts for data transformation. It would be even better if we could run Python script.

                      2,163 votes
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                        160 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable Manager to Recover My Workspace when Employee Leaves

                        When a user leaves their content in My Workspace is unrecoverable. We need to have a way to recover this content.

                        One Drive allows a manager to assume the content. This should work similarly.

                        Ideally the tenant would not allow people to share content from their workspace, but there is no control for that at this point.

                        Having this siloed activity be enabled introduces potential for business data loss.

                        9 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            7 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow direct access to the subfolder of the OndeDrive for Business or Personal OneDrive.

                            Through the ability to connect to a Sharepoint Folder, we can connect Power BI to the OneDrive for Business root folder. This is excellent and very important, but insufficient. Most projects require that files be organized in subfolders, to which direct access is not allowed. There are ways to do this, but they are not efficient. I suggest that the solution be enhanced to allow direct access to the subfolders located in the root folder of OneDrive For Business or even Personal OneDrive, just as you can with folders and their subfolders located in Drive C on the desktop or…

                            166 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • DAX Query Language Visual

                              I see big value in creating a visual that can display the results of a DAX query. One way this could be deployed is a follows.
                              * Add the new visual to the report canvas
                              * Write a DAX query that returns a table (of course) and add this to the visual
                              * The visual would respect any cross filtering coming from the report just like any other visual.

                              This would give report writers very granular control to display records without having to use a table visual and a measure that triggers the display of the correct records.

                              449 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • "Apply slicers to all pages of a report" needs to include custom visuals

                                In the "Allows Slicers to apply to all Pages of a Report" request, Microsoft resolved the issue only for built in slicers. Need this functionality to work for ALL slicers, both built in and custom.

                                106 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Stacked Cluster Chart custom visual

                                  To introduce a Stacked Cluster Chart custom visual combining column and stacked column charts to show side by side this and last year stacked values.

                                  Business Case:

                                  1/ Tracking monthly YTD sales and opportunities (in a stacked column) against This Year Annual Plan Sales (as a straight line).
                                  2/ Comparing monthly YTD sales and opportunities (in a stacked column) to the corresponding YTD sales and opportunity last year (in a stacked column aside to a stacked sales & opportunity column of this month) and Last Year Annual Plan Sales (as a straight line).

                                  80 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Publishing a Power BI dataset should *actually replace*

                                    If you try to publish a report that is named the same thing as another report but the one published is import and the new report is live connect, then it will not replace the first dataset. When publishing it's more like Power BI "updates" the dataset. If you want to truly replace a dataset with another dataset that is direct query over an import, then you'll need delete the first dataset. Recently had an issue with this at my company. There is an interesting distinction between "update" and "replace." When Power BI says "replace" it should actually replace.

                                    13 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Security/Data Driven visibility- Show/Hide report elements/pages based on Security

                                      I have a SSAS Tabular model and a PBI dashboard that has a live connection on this model.

                                      What I want to accomplish is hide/show buttons/bookmarks based on security and data inside the SSAS tabular model.
                                      I don't think this is possible in PBI bookmarks now but it would be a key feature.

                                      This feature is actually blocking us from going Prod.

                                      11 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Lock placement of tables in relationships pane

                                        The ability to 'lock' where tables are manually placed on the relationships pane would be very helpful. We have created a data model with security tables, secured dimensions, unsecured dimensions, and secured fact tables. When I lay out the tables in a specific way, the design is far more understandable than when placement is auto-generated. A 'lock' type of functionality to 'freeze' the table layout would be very helpful because I can more easily locate/verify (a) specific types of tables, (b) bidirectional relationships where they should be (and shouldn't be), and (c) relationship directions are accurate.

                                        284 votes
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                                          16 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Change KPI "Goal" to another text

                                          Allow user to change KPI "Goal" to another text such as "target" or "critical"

                                          24 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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