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  1. Disable visual highlighting and interactions

    When clicking on certain elements of a visual, I can control the interaction this selection has on other visuals within the report, but I was wondering if there is the ability to completely disable the clickability of a visual? I don't want the end users to be able to click on the visual at all, so neither the selected visual or other visuals would be highlighted? Tooltips should still be viewable on hover.

    This feature should be available for use in both service and desktop.

    More information on the unsuccessful attempts people have made trying to achieve this with graphs/charts…

    81 votes
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      12 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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!

      119 votes
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        15 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  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.

        312 votes
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          18 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Tooltips for buttons

          Since the July release it is possible to use tooltips on tables.
          It would be great if this option can be used on buttons in the action section.
          Now we have 'Back', 'Bookmark' and 'Q&A'
          Is it possible to add 'Tooltip' for buttons, so it's possible to use (for example) an info button, which shows information about the current report or visual for customer purposes?

          46 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Search box when publishing

            When you're a report author and probably owns a lot of workspaces, you may experience the same as I do currently. When publishing content to an app-workspace I'll get a list of all my available workspaces. It would be handy to have a search box in the window where you pick the workspace to deploy your Power BI content to.

            16 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Power BI Desktop to Create Perspectives (Similar to Power Pivot, SSAS)

              Perspectives are an incredibly useful feature for complex models for end-users. For a complex model, there can be 50+ Tables with 100s of Columns and Measures (sometimes 1000+). This can be overwhelming for a new user who would connect to the Data Model to create their own reports (either using Power BI or Excel).

              Adding the ability to create Perspectives in Power BI Desktop (similar to Power Pivot, SSAS) would be a big help.

              Perspectives allow end-users to connect to a "slice" of the Model, making it easier to understand and work with. Thus aiding with the widespread adoption and…

              19 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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…

                186 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Single-click drillthrough

                  The current method of using "drillthrough" is tedious and not obvious.

                  I propose a new implementation of drillthrough: single-click. Instead of right-clicking on a row, table or visual and selecting form a context menu, let's have the ability to setup a row, table or visual as a single-click drillthrough.

                  183 votes
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                    14 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support for custom Power Query Functions in Dataflows

                    We really need support for custom functions in Dataflows. This is a huge limitation to dataflows today.

                    15 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Disable export of underlying data

                      We are using SSAS Tabular as our datasource and we have issues when users try to 'Export underlying data' from the Power BI Service. The query generated to SSAS when doing this seems to include every measure from the table which in some cases is 30+ measures and sometimes from multiple tables. The query never completes and consumes nearly all resources on the SSAS server.

                      We need to disable this option while still allowing export of summarized data.

                      292 votes
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                        37 comments  ·  Reports  ·  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…

                        195 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Dynamic Date Slicer (improve relative date slicer)

                          This is a repost of my idea that was closed as completed, but the 'relative date slicer doesn't allow any of the described request hence my idea is not implemented....

                          The new date slicer is awesome, but it would be so nice if you could set a dynamic date selection instead of a static. With a static filter the user will always have to set the dates before the saved report makes sense - especially as the report gets older.

                          Dynamic options could be
                          YTD, QTD, MTD, WTD, Today, This Year, This Quarter, This Month, This Week and so on.

                          1,221 votes
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                            76 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            The relative date slicer (a Preview feature as of June ‘17) gets us close to this with the ’This Month’ or ‘This Year’ settings. That is a dynamic date selection that updates based on the current system date. We plan to add a ‘YTD’/‘MTD’ option to specifically select a range from the start of the month/year up to today, hopefully that’ll address the remaining requirements!

                          • Back-button feature to clear selected drillthrough filter value

                            As drillthrough function we use a filter and we give value for it from other report page. I click back-button and it will take me back to where I was before. In the background filter value stays unchanged. I use drillthrough function again. Filter value changes and I see visuals filtered with that value. I use back-button again. I navigate to that report page manually and to my surprice value selected in prev step is still selected. I know that I can open my filter selections and clear selected value but I'd like to do is to start exploring my…

                            483 votes
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                              11 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Updates to Report Server should be available more frequently

                              It seems unfair that Power BI desktop is updated each month with new and improved visuals but we will have to wait several months longer to have these improvements in Power BI Report Server. For example the new matrix visual is big improvement but those with Report Server will have to wait about 6 months before it is available to them. I'd like Report Server updates in parallel to Desktop updates.

                              607 votes
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                                35 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                under review  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

                                Hi everyone!

                                Just sharing an updated status on this topic:

                                - We plan to release Power BI Report Server roughly every 4 months.
                                - We’ve just released the March 2018 update: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-server-update-march-2018/.
                                - We support each release for 12 months, which gives customers up to a year to upgrade to a newer version while receiving any necessary security patches for the version they’re using. We performed extensive customer research and explored other options, including an 8-month support period, and customer feedback indicated that many enterprises needed 12 months of support to deploy Power BI Report Server.
                                - (See here: powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/r..)

                                Some important context from our previous update:

                                Your feedback is completely valid. I appreciate why you’d expect and want monthly releases of Power BI Report Server, and I’d love the same! At the same time, I can shed light on the problem that’d create. One benefit of the cloud…

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                                  3 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Calculated measures when live connected to MDX cubes

                                  In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

                                  Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated measures against multidimensional models too.

                                  1,266 votes
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                                    119 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • create multiple apps from same workspace

                                    create multiple apps from same workspace infect from same Dataset without replicating the dataset multiple times.
                                    only option we have now is to update the app and only one app per workspace can be created which a kind of restrict the workspace usability.
                                    If we can create multiple apps share it with different users without creating multiple workspace ... means same dataset no dataset replication, will save the storage as well.

                                    1,014 votes
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                                      86 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Print all pages of a multi-page report

                                      Currently, the Print function only prints the page on the screen. Would like to able to print all pages of a multi-page report.

                                      172 votes
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                                        13 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Standard Usgae Metrics Reports

                                        Need functionality to create standard usage metrics report that can show data for all reports across workspaces. Currently, metrics reports are valid only for same workspace/report but if it can be extended to all then it will be very helpful in monitoring the usage of dashboards/reports at Organization level with just one usage metrics report.

                                        98 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Open local files (file://) directly by click on url link as with (http://)

                                          Currently open a local file from Desktop is not possible and from browser is very tedious as explained on May 2017 update:

                                          https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/#urlTables

                                          "If you want to use file URLs, there are some limitations. They will not open in the Power BI Desktop, only in web browsers. For most browsers, you will need to right click on the link, copy the link address, and paste the URL in a new tab"

                                          It will be great if can be improved the way to open the files in same way as with web images or files (http://).

                                          119 votes
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                                            7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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