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  1. 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…

    99 votes
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  2. Provide enterprise gateway support for power bi python scripting

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

    97 votes
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  3. Separate settings for Export Data and Build Permission

    The current setup of Build Permission is too extensive and I see a need to find a middle ground in terms of data access permission. What I (and I assume others) need is a middle-level configuration where users cannot build new reports on the dataset (including analyze-in-excel), but can still use Export to Excel based on pre-configuered visuals. This way the developer can control what data granularity or filter is available to the consumers.

    This ties in to existing requests to disable Analyze-in-Excel feature specifically, and now expands into the broader scenario of Build Permission and shared datasets.

    Related post…

    68 votes
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  4. 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

    35 votes
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  5. Power BI direct connector to ADLS2 (Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2) thus Power BI directly connect to ADLS2 for reporting and Firewall slider

    currently Power BI does not have direct connection to ADLS2 and requires Power BI Dataflow to access the ADLS2 data which causing data redundancy and creating extra hop for the same data and can be directly consume form ADLS2. Power BI direct connection with ADLS2 is great addition for Advance Data Analytics and firewall slider Power BI which enable exclusive access Power BI similar to AAS (Azure Analysis Service) .

    178 votes
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  6. Move Measures Between Tables in New Modelling View

    The new Modelling View was delivered in Nov 2018 and is fabulous. There is already a button to select all measures in a table - great. I would like to then move all the selected measures to another table, either by drag and drop or by selecting the home table in the properties list (just like you can do for formatting).

    413 votes
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  7. Dataflows Direct Query

    Dataflows would be really useful if you could connect to them via DirectQuery. This would mean that we could query enormous dataflows that are not practical to load to the Data model and can make aggregate dataflows that we load to the Data model.

    Unsure if this is possible with the architecture of a Dataflow, but it could be quite handy if it is possible.

    417 votes
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  8. Please extend Dataflows and Machine Learning capabilities to Free users

    Please extend Dataflows and ML capabilities to Free users (of course limiting the processing power/storage). This would be great for learning purposes and would also help a lot in making these PBI tools more popular and increase the adoption.

    138 votes
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  9. Measure-driven DataLabels

    We need to be able to label specific data points with dynamically generated values (including text). Use cases include:
    * Labeling the first or last point of line charts with values
    * Labeling the last point of series in a line chart with the series name, to directly inform the user which series is which, rather than have them constantly move their eyes between a legend and the many series on a graph.
    * Labeling particular values of interest, to aid storytelling.

    These things are bulk-standard features of good dashboard design, and are essential in order to design optimal user-friendly…

    22 votes
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  10. Measure Management & DAX Editor

    Anyone who uses PowerBI long enough has had a PBIX with 50-60 measures and it has become time consuming and tedious to mantain. In Excel you can do a quick find/replace to edit several formulas - in PowerBI you need to select each one individually. An "excel-like" interface for editing measures would save a lot of time! This would take PowerBI to the next level regarding productivity. I've prepared a mockup for this as well as a DAX Editor. Let me know what you think.

    Mockup: https://i.imgur.com/z6TBOQb.png?1

    4,227 votes
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  11. Change Default Slicer Selection Controls

    The ability to set the default selection controls should be in the Options. When using a Slicer, I want to be able to turn OFF the Multi-select with CTRL and turn ON the Show "Select All" Option. This is the opposite of the current defaults. I would rather set this once for the entire report as the default my preferred method rather than having to change this on each slicer that has these options available.

    22 votes
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  12. query folding enable/disable option

    An option to enable/disable query folding.

    26 votes
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  13. Change order of filters in filter pane

    I love the new filter experience, much better. It would be great if the filters in the filter pane could be ordered by the author.
    At times there are filters that have a natural hierarchy (Region/Plant; Manager/Employee) and presenting them in the wrong sequence causes the users to become confused.

    331 votes
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  14. Conditional formatting options

    Conditional formatting should include more options like bold, underline, italic, etc. not just font and background color.

    87 votes
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  15. Hyperlink in Visuals

    You should be able to insert a hyperlink field into a visual so when a user selects on the visual, it can take them to the desired page.

    1,379 votes
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  16. Export to PDF via Power BI Embedded API

    The export to PDF feature of Power BI Desktop is awesome. Could we have this PDF support option via the embedded API to generate PDFs into a network location? Say, an UNC path. This would be fantastic for bespoke applications!

    663 votes
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  17. R Script in Power BI Report Server

    Enable R Script in Power BI Report Server - In the manufacturing environment quality tools are essential, specific S.P.C. (Statistical Process Control). So, for example Quality Control Charts library help us with statistical data analysis in Power BI Desktop, but in Report Services R Script is not enabled. This is an incredible opportunity to delivery assertive information to data customers make their quick decisions based on Power BI RS. In the other post R Visual is not planned, but think fondly in this possibility!

    386 votes
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  18. 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.

    258 votes
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  19. DAX for SSAS Multidimensional

    Enable DAX support for reports using live connection to SQL Server Multi-Dimensional in Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service. Simple DAX measures like: Amount in Thousands = [Measure]/1000. TGT Variance = [Actual]-[Target] etc. could be created on report level and would be massively useful. Now I must extend enterprise data model (cube) every time when I need something like [Measure]/1000 in one Power BI report. This is crazy. I understand, that because Multidimensional don’t understand concept of Table, so some DAX functions will not work. This should be developer’s responsibility to develop and test. If intellisense doesn’t work also…

    98 votes
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  20. Share personal bookmark with colleagues

    Personal bookmarks cannot be shared. To facilitate collaboration, we need to be able to share a personal bookmark with others in the organization. This way, others can see exactly what I need to share quickly.

    30 votes
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