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  1. Timeline Roadmap Visualization

    Ability to display project milestones across a timeline.

    For example, a project may have a start date, a finish date, and other key milestones that need to be reported upon. It would be great if the project could be represented by a bar, based on the project start and finish, with milestones displayed on the bar. The timeline roadmap would then be used to visualize this information for multiple projects at once. We tried using the existing Gantt visualization at the following link:

    https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/power-bi-visuals/WA104380765?tab=Overview

    The Gantt visualization works well for task-level information i.e. a project Gantt chart to display tasks,…

    26 votes
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  2. Replace Dataflow M Code (Keep Dataflow ID)

    Ability to fully replace entire Dataflow M code (overwrite) without creating a new Dataflow, and without having to go into each entity/query one by one. This could be done via import of .json, IF import does NOT create new Dataflow (with new Dataflow ID, which it currently does). Basically import and replace type of functionality. It would enable continued/consistent Dataflow ID and links to Datasets to remain intact.

    20 votes
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  3. Make it visible on a report when it is based on a certified dataset

    The new feature to certify datasets is extremely useful to report developers in making sure they choose the best data available.

    However, it in certain circumstances it would be very useful to be able to make it visible on a report for the end consumer whether a report is based on a certified dataset. For example, in a pharmaceutical environment, where only certified data can be used for anything which could impact patient safety, only reports built on certified data should be used. It should be possible to differentiate reports used for every day decisions vs those used for these…

    20 votes
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  4. Need service principle support for admin api

    Service Principle is now currently not support Admin Api, need this to be supported

    33 votes
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  5. Navigation between Reports

    In order to navigate between different reports within the power BI service, we can use the buttons directed to an URL, it would be interesting to be able to choose that the url does not open in a new window as long as the address is a report from the same power BI work environment or, that you could choose instead of the url, directly a specific report from PowerBi. In this way you can create interactively the navigation between different reports directly from the reports themselves.

    14 votes
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  6. Pin visuals from reports across multiple Workspaces in a single Dashboard

    It would be great if we could create a single dashboard (say, for the CEO), that contains visuals from reports across multiple workspaces. Currently, you can only pin visuals to a dashboard that is located within the current Workspace,

    110 votes
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  7. Add support for MS Stream to video tile

    Our customers want to embed videos on their dashboards, but as some of the clips are confidential they can't upload them to the only two platforms supported by the video tile - YouTube and Vimeo. MS Stream is our company-wide video portal, but the video tile doesn't support that platform yet. Embedding a video hosted on MS Stream as a web page prevents mobile PowerBI users from playing the video directly in the dashboard.

    Please add support for MS Stream to the video tile!

    26 votes
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  8. Hybrid Table - Matrix and Table together

    Hybrid Table - To have a table which is a Mix of table and matrix. Simple table Can be at the start or at the end

    31 votes
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  9. Make it easier for everyone to choose horizontal slicer layout

    Add a drop down option to slicer to choose "horizontal" list, and name it something meaningful like "button layout"

    27 votes
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  10. Service outage email updates.

    I have seen multiple requests for help on receiving service outage updates by regions so I am creating an idea. Users need to be able to receive automated notifications of Power BI Service outages based on their regions without having to manually navigate to this page: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/support/

    44 votes
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  11. 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!

    211 votes
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  12. Set different credentials in one connection string for cloud data source connection

    I understand this is limitation of the cloud data sources that when connecting to the cloud data source, it is not possible to have multiple credentials for a single connection string.

    But I would like to be able to register multiple credentials.

    // example


    1. Create schema 01, schema 02 in Azure SQL Database 'Database 1', set the users that can be referenced respectively, and separate the data that can be referenced by this schema.


    2. Create reports 01 and 02 connected to Azure SQL Database 'Database A' in Power BI Desktop using each schema and publish them to the Power BI…

    14 votes
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  13. Vertica Connector - Expose additional ODBC parameters

    This request comes from large Vertica and Power BI joint customers.

    Expose additional ODBC parameters when connecting to Vertica using the Vertica named connector (For DirectQuery-based reports).

    Here is a example list of properties. For a full list please see Vertica's official documentation: https://www.vertica.com/docs/10.0.x/HTML/Content/Authoring/ConnectingToVertica/ClientODBC/DSNParameters.htm?zoom_highlight=odbc%20connection%20properties


    • Port #

    • Connection Load balance

    • Label

    • Backup server

    • SSLMode

    16 votes
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  14. 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

    82 votes
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  15. Simple conditional formatting for positive and negative values

    Add a check box in the conditional formatting screens for icons, background and font to allow a simple Positive / Negative / Neutral .

    The current layout is confusing for users

    25 votes
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  16. 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.

    67 votes
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  17. 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.

    79 votes
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  18. hide blank nodes in hierarchy slicer filter

    can we add in hiding blank nodes option under the new hierarchy slicer preview feature in Feb 2020 release? this will really help in hiding blank nodes in an unbalanced hierarchy like org hierarchy.

    28 votes
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  19. Allow editing the data source in Power BI Report Server (like SSRS)

    Please allowing editing the data source under Manage >> Data Source on the server (web portal) for Power BI Reports (just like we can do for SSRS reports)

    24 votes
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  20. We would like Shape map available for India and its states

    We would like Shape map available for India and its states. It should allow us to customize the data with increase/decrease in no. of districts

    9 votes
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