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I have volumes of information to share with my teams that is best presented in tables and matrices. It would be a huge improvement if they were able to export the data from the visualizations and have the formatting in Excel match the formatting created within PowerBI.

This would be especially helpful for ongoing forecasting activities.
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Ideas Administrator

Thanks for your feedback on this issue - while we'd like to enable this, there is currently no timetable around doing so. There is the option as a workaround the create a paginated view as a drillthrough of the visual and have a formatted version you can export to Excel, but understand this isn't a solution everyone can take advantage of currently.

Comments

W

I want to follow up on my comment from yesterday. I've only been working in Power BI a few weeks, but I already see many advantages over our current BI tool that utilizes MDX. We already extensively use Excel's PowerPivot as a front-end to or SQL back-end, so bringing everything under the Microsoft umbrella makes sense to me. Which is why I am so disappointed to find that we can't export a matrix as it appears in PBI into Excel. This is such as fundamental request and NEED that I can't believe it was first proposed here over 4 years ago and still hasn't been incorporated into the product. Our employees shouldn't have to deal with having to further manipulate the underlying data once it's exported to Excel. That's the purpose of Power BI - eliminating the need for them to do that!! Even with all the limitations of our current BI product, it has had this feature for years. Please Microsoft, get this done.

W

Please prioritize this feature-- this would make power BI extremely powerful, and save HOURS on a regular basis for developers who have to work around it.

W

Please add this feature as it will be incredibly useful I'm very surprised it's not available as it seems so basic.

W

Absolutely need this feature. Currently all the visually appealing and helpful formatting from tables is destroyed when exporting to excel.

W

Also agree this is a much needed feature. It adds more flexibility to consumers to play around with their own calculations in Excel without needing to mess around in PowerBI.

W

Definitely needed! How is it possibile that Microsoft does not develop this request? In many many cases data are to be exported and managed differently and for different purposes: being obliged to say to a customer "you can only look at them, not use as you like" makes Power BI an extremely limited tool!
Also in many cases (like ALL of our reports) the data shown in the matrix are generated by very complicated calculation that are possible to PowerBI but absolutely not possible for tools like Excel if starting from the original dataset.

W

OMG !!! Posted from 2016 and still, it's not available. This would be a great thing to be added as a feature to Power BI

W

Also for me it is a mandatory feature!!!

W

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a workaround other than exporting it yourself and creating a matrix in Excel yourself. Very time consuming and it's disappointing that it's only possible by upgrading to Premium and using the paginated reports. Unfortunately third party solutions like Power BI Robots can't do this either.

Come on Microsoft, this would make the quality of life when using Power BI so much better.

W

What seems like a basic feature and is really required - looking forward to progress on this one.