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The PowerBI Designer is missing integration with the Data Catalog and there is no online search functionality. The data catalog is a core component of the reporting solution so let me use it with the Power BI Designer
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Needs Votes
Ideas Administrator

Checking w/ the team where this is at.

Comments

R

We are being asked for this functionality almost every time we demo models. This is definitely necessary to improve Power BI's positioning as an industry leader in Business Intelligence.

R

Any news?

R

edited - actually looked up how many employees the companies had and reduced to the number that would actually utilize this feature.

Can I add 100k+ votes for my previous company, about 100k for their suppliers/customers and the same for my current company and ~50k more across my consulting clients?

Every one of these companies would vote for all of their employees to utilize this feature.

R

This is a big gap that every one of my customers asks for

R

These appear to be two separate products. Be nice to get the additional meta data from Azure DC in Power BI.
See details here:
http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Azure-Data-Catalog-Integration/td-p/562/page/2

R

Integration between PowerBI and Azure Data Catalog is really important for both products in the long term. Can you please work with the ADC team to facilitate this very important feature

R

Having an enterprise-wide list of all of the data sources used for reporting and analysis and making that list available to everyone using Power BI will help people discover, gain access to and understand data sources they may not have known existed, and in turn increase the value of the reports they create.

Consider using Azure Data Catalog, a cloud-based service for cataloguing all the data assets in your organization, to store your inventory of data sources.

R

'This is such a glaring gap with PBI. We need an easy way for PBI users to pick from an existing, curated, blessed list of:

- Data sources/connections, and,
- Queries/data sets

These should be shared objects so that if they're changed in one central place, all dashboards get updated.

Without this, everyone is recreating the wheel, and a "single version of the truth" is all but impossible.

R

Can Power BI use Data Catalog, today?

R

I would like to see the ability to publish queries as APIs to the Azure Data Catalog where they can be more completely documented and are searchable and usable to users of Power BI, Excel and other tools. I would also like to see an option for Power BI Server information (e.g. report/dashboard names, links to datasets, owners/users etc) to be automatically synchronised with Azure Data Catalog.