Great idea! This can eliminate some (or maybe a lot) of the use-cases where a custom visual would be necessary. An addition could be to add meta definitions for manipulating the data input area of PBI on a R Visual. Instead of Values section, you could have Value, Legend, etc.
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!
Hi everyone. There are some really interesting ideas in this thread, thanks for your vocal support about it! We’ll consider it for the future along with other suggestions and plans. Thanks!
This is a no brainer, since you would be able to use PBI Web to create real/quality reports on any data source. Thus using files in a cloud drive as datasource is way more userfriendly and flexible than the gateway system. And this feature would leverage this use case.