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      103 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Jon Fortner commented  · 

      Are you ignoring the people below asking for an update or release date? Will you ignore this?

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            320 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Jon Fortner commented  · 

            I have a list of CustomerID and CustomerEMail, I'd like to cycle through the list, filter the report and send the result as PDF, an Image, Excel, or CSV or some combination of my choosing. This way I can use one report and data source, but send the customer only their data or report.

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              I modified the post to only show “Edit” . You can delete data source by clicking on “…” next to the Data source instance

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                  Jon Fortner commented  · 

                  This already works, but you specify a Folder connection, not an Excel one. Then any datasets that connect to Excel files in that folder or its subfolders should work using that same connection.

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                    6 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    Jon Fortner commented  · 

                    I'd like to be able to setup a connection, even ODBC, where users of that connection provide their own credentials per Dataset. For example you may have a DB2 Subsystem with a thousand databases/Schemas. I'd prefer to create a generic ODBC DSN (all our users have those installed) and when the user sets a refresh, must input user credentials

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                      141 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Jon Fortner commented  · 

                      I agree, but it should be coupled with the ability to refresh the data on an short interval like minutes from the Client. Search related ideas using "Auto refresh data every few minutes within the Power BI Client"

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                            10 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for the feedback!

                            Item #1 is something we’re currently working on. It should be available very, very soon.

                            Could you elaborate a bit more regarding #2? Are you looking for a way to automatically refresh your reports within the Power BI Designer, for Desktop-based scenarios? If I understand correctly your ask, this would be similar to the “Connection Properties” options inside Excel, where you can configure a given connection to refresh when opening the workbook and auto-refresh every N minutes. Is that what you’d like to see in the Designer?

                            Thanks,
                            M.

                            Jon Fortner commented  · 

                            We need to be able to refresh from the Desktop App every x minutes, even as low as every 2 minutes. Even with a Premium node, you can only update 48 times a day. We NEED this.

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                              45 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Jon Fortner commented  · 

                              For near real-time On-premise data, Round trip to portal takes too long, requires an on-prem gateway, and currently doesn't allow for 2-5 minute refreshes. Ideally, I'd like a setting in Desktop that sends the Queries to On-premises sources and once all the data returns, send it again so I get as close to a real-time dashboard as possible but accounts for variations in network and database response speeds (dynamic). Please not something that is blinky on each update.

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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    Jon Fortner commented  · 

                                    If a user puts Country, County/Province, and City in the Location field, Power BI should be able to locate it right. BUT, I found that I have to use a DAX formula to concatenate these together and use that. Power BI should do this in the background when those element are properly typed in the data.

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                                      15 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      Jon Fortner commented  · 

                                      Not sure why you are limiting DB types with Direct Query.

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                                          366 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          We’re pleased to announce that in the May release of Power BI Desktop you can now define incremental refresh policies for your models.

                                          At present these only apply once the model is published to a Premium workspace in the Power BI service; we’ll be bringing it to all Pro users in the future.

                                          You can read more about it in our blog here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-2018-feature-summary/#incrementalRefresh

                                          We’re going to leave this idea open for now, so please give us your feedback while we’re in this preview phase!

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