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  1. 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.

    294 votes
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      37 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Slicer "Clear Selection" icon color attribute

      I'd like to see the ability to set the color of the eraser icon (clear selection) in a slicer header to something different than the default grey.

      When you use a dark color background (let's say Dark Green) with light color font (let's say medium Orange), it's very difficult for users to see the default grey eraser and clear their selections.

      If some of the color setting attributes that were just added to visual headers could be brought to the Slicer header I belive the issue would be resolved.

      36 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Set All "Visual Header" Options with Custom Theme

        There is now a "Visual header" card on all data visualizations. I would like to be able to set all properties in this card in my .json custom report theme file.

        Including: Background color, Border, Transparency, Icon color, and about a dozen On/Off toggles.

        21 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  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.

          1,247 votes
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            77 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!

          • 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.

            1,099 votes
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              93 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "Folder" connector for Dataflows

              I would like to be able to create an entity by combining multiple flat files (i.e. csv) in a folder located on a local network.

              16 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  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.

                187 votes
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                  13 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • full screen in desktop mode

                  Enable full-screen mode when working on power bi desktop. Pretty often I need to display the current page in power bi desktop mode (without sync the page to office 365) and there is a space limit, some of the visualizations are small and unreadable.

                  143 votes
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                    5 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.

                    619 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…

                    • 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…

                      488 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Axis inversion

                        There should be a field button for inverting the axis. For example, instead of the Y-axis moving upwards from 0 to 100 it should be able to flip and start at 100 and move upwards to 0.

                        31 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  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.

                          1,281 votes
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                            119 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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://).

                            126 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Export Theme as JSON file

                              Once you have created a report, and taken many hours to manually formatted colors, fonts, grids, charts, cards and other visuals, allow for those settings to be exported as a theme (JSON file) that you can use use it in other reports.

                              23 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Power BI Report Server Auto Refresh

                                Add a setting on power BI report server to enable report to auto refresh and display fullscreen.
                                As well as a setting to hide all tool bars so that extensions do not need to be added into url.

                                86 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow the use of ORDER BY when querying a SQL Server View in DirectQuery

                                  When using PowerBI in DirectQuery, you cannot query a SQL Server View with an ORDER BY without receiving the SQL Server error message

                                  "The ORDER BY clause is invalid in views, inline functions, derived tables, subqueries, and common table expressions, unless TOP, OFFSET or FOR XML is also specified."

                                  While I understand we cannot include an ORDER BY in the SQL Server View Definition, we should still be able to issue an ORDER BY against a pre-defined View (or utilize the Query Editor for Direct Query for sorting, etc.)

                                  13 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Selection pane icons

                                    Please go back to the old icons (large eye and single hyphen) on the Selection Pane. The new (December 2018) icons make the pane almost unusable for telling what items are shown or hiding.

                                    9 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Microsoft Word POWER BI Add-on

                                      Other than the Devscope Power BI addon which does not work the way I expected, Can Microsoft provide a POWER BI Add-on which allows us to insert or copy a particular visual into the word document? I'd like to copy paste a particular chart/graph from power BI web/desktop like we can copy graphs from Excel into Word. I tried to export the Power BI report into a powerpoint file but since we have over 15 pages in this PBI Report this was not allowed.

                                      Surely Microsoft can provide this integration between their own products?

                                      I have been using Snagit to…

                                      35 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow 'Edit Interactions' for Filters pane, or add new collapsable "Canvas" pane

                                        I like the new Filters pane, but I think you really want to think about allowing the same kind of "Edit Interactions" for fields in the Filters pane as you do for any other visual.

                                        Here's why: I would dearly like to ditch slicers from a report in favour of the Filters pane in order to free up precious screen real-estate, but often slicers are set up so that they only filter *some* things and not others, whereas things in the Filters pane are global, as far as I can tell.

                                        I was hoping that the filters pane was going…

                                        12 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • custom r visualization

                                          Enable R Visualization in Power BI Report Server

                                          28 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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