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  1. 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!

    152 votes
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  2. 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.

    115 votes
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  3. Please include the option of Exporting Power BI reports to Excel which will include all the items present in the report

    Please upgrade the feature of Exporting Power BI reports to Excel which will include all the items present in the report.

    Currently Power BI reports exports only the individual visualization(Table/Matrix) by clicking on "..." options but instead we want to export the whole report at once.

    Just like how the SSRS reports exports into excel by keeping the logos, headers, formatting and other items when exported to excel.

    Requesting Microsoft Power BI team to include this functionality in Power BI as this is a life saver and absolutely necessary for our Organization.

    Thank you

    63 votes
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  4. 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.

    51 votes
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  5. refresh dataflow with Flow

    The new capability to refresh a dataset in Flow is great - would like to see that functionality extended to dataflows as well.

    56 votes
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  6. 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.

    185 votes
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  7. 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

    134 votes
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  8. Combine multiple Gateway in single dataset/report

    Currently, all data sources in a Power BI report/dataset, that are not on cloud, must be available in a single Gateway to work.

    But if the datasources in the report are coming from different Gateways, that doesn't work. It is not possible to combine them for refresh.

    Say I have a Sales Report. It connects to DB A, B and C.

    DB A and B is configured in Gateway X
    DB C is configured in Gateway Y.

    The report creator have been provided access to all of them.

    Now if I try to configure data refresh in PBI Service, it…

    138 votes
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  9. 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.

    1,430 votes
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  10. Hyperion Essbase: Support on premise server publishing

    Thanks for adding the support of Essbase connector on desktop. it would be great if you can enable the publishing to on premise server also.

    34 votes
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  11. Allow the definition of ambiguous data relationships when creating data models & force the super user to select the desired relationship

    This is a feature that other BI tools like SAP provide, but PBI does not allow it.

    When creating relationships in a data model, PBI does not allow you to create an ambiguous relationship. We need to be able to create ambiguous relationships in a model. When a super user (report writer type) uses data associated with an ambiguous relationship, they should be prompted to choose the relationship they desire for their report.

    27 votes
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  12. Disable or prevent Teams from autocreating App Workspace

    Please introduce a global setting to Prevent Teams from creating PowerBi App Workspace automatically when creating a new Team. As the new Workspaces are detached from Teams/Groups this should be a setting to prevent the App Workspaces beeing clotted with empty Workspaces from all our Teams.

    450 votes
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  13. Power Query parameter to decide to refresh or not

    I would love to have a formula in PQ that decides whether the query needs a full refresh or not. Currently, we can manually select if we want a query to be "included in report refresh". But let's say a huge flat file has not changed since the last refresh - then it's a waste of resource to do a full refresh until it changes. Thanks!

    28 votes
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  14. Tracking shared dataset with Rest API

    Ability to track a shared dataset using Rest API.
    Although it can be tracked in another way (below article), Rest API would be convenient.

    Track your dataset usage
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/power-bi/service-datasets-share#track-your-dataset-usage

    18 votes
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  15. query folding enable/disable option

    An option to enable/disable query folding.

    44 votes
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  16. OData.Feed should support entity bound function with same name as property

    Microsoft case 119083024001340 was filed for an issue causing a failure in OData.Feed when reading valid OData metadata. Microsoft Product Group agreed there is an issue but will not fix it unless there is sufficient votes.

    The issue occurs if an OData entity, lets call it MyNamespace.E1, has a property named JobStatus and there is also a bound function also named JobStatus that is bound to MyNamespace.E1. In this case, when OData.Feed reads $metadata from the OData API, it throws an exception:
    [Expression.Error] The field 'JobStatus' already exists in the record.\r\nStackTrace:\n at Microsoft.Mashup.Engine1.Runtime.KeysBuilder.Add(String key).

    Again, just to be clear, Microsoft…

    48 votes
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  17. Export to CSV

    Hello,
    In https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/9609906-export-powerbi-desktop-to-csv-excel its been reported that export to CSV is implemented.

    Unfortunately its very limited aka you can't export more than 30k rows.

    Considering the fact that PBI can import hundred of thousands of rows its pretty strange that it can export only 30k rows...

    I believe that a lot of people out there working with huge datasets and doing extensive ETL operations and this feature is really needed.

    Also you can't export from Data tab, only from visuals which is very limiting.

    Please consider to make export limit only dependent on RAM available without artificial limitations. Thanks!

    21 votes
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  18. Email notifications on auto-refresh failure

    The scheduled data source failure notification is only sent to the data source owner, it would be more useful if you could specify the recipient(S) or group.

    866 votes
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  19. 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…

    207 votes
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  20. Allow 'Search' within slicer filtering for non-text attributes

    Text attributes can be 'searched' within report slicers. However, integers cannot. For example, if someone wants to quickly find and slice by a Customer Id, it is very cumbersome right now - lots of scrolling. A simple search by Customer Id (as an integer) within the slicer would make it much faster and a better user experience

    557 votes
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