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    started  ·  8 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Aaron commented  · 

    It's great to see this as 'started'. I run into this problem fairly frequently now as Dataflows are getting more and more usage in my organization. Happy to see it's made the list.

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    Yes, this is an important one. As users/authors, we are closest to the data and what we need it to do. For example, there is a very specific data table that I've developed based on our internal data and some M code. In order to share it (and any subsequent tweaks) I share M code directly which creates a variety of problems. This could be alleviated in Dataflows. However, we can't do this as we're not Admins to the gateway. Let's change that so we can democratize the data, please.

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    3 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    I was just about to write this up. Yes, being about to use functions would be a big time saver for me too.

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    under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Aaron commented  · 

    Authors can be more efficient and effective for sure but from another point of view, if we can develop calculated entities, it would accelerate adoption of Power BI. Just today, I published an entity for some other folk's data that are accustomed to doing 'PivotTable analytics', showed them how to connect and wrote a couple of quick measures. I told them it automatically updates and left. Two hours later, four more people wanted to learn how to use "this Power BI." :)

    Dataflows are a game changer for many of us. Let's allow calculated entities for Pro, please.

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    4 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Aaron commented  · 

    A definite yes, please. We use R in Power BI more and more - regression, other statistical analysis, et al. - and run into this rather frustrating issue. A person can work around it with multiple R tiles or writing to a csv in the R tile I suppose but that is terribly inefficient. Performing additional analysis in R on an existing Power BI data model is a really effective work flow and one my team uses more and more frequently. Please increase the limit so we don't have to push users somewhere else to see R work.

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    26 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    From the comments and scenarios everyone’s describing, the problem is really that you need a way to allow end-users to change which measure is displayed in a visual on the fly.

    As a few folks have mentioned, the FORMAT function might help in the interim, as long as you’re showing the results in text rather than a chart. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/format-function-dax has details on how to use that.

    The expression-based formatting feature that we’ve started work on may help to a certain extent, but that’s really designed to change a visual’s properties rather than the data type or format. We’ll look into extending that work to support this scenario as well.

    We’re moving this to Backlog status – our core plan is to build ways that end-users can change the dimensions or measures that are visible in a chart on the fly. They’ll be able to explore much more freely rather than…

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    7 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Aaron commented  · 

    Definitely agree. This needs to be fixed. While a work-around is possible, having to manage an one-off/unstructured work-around in a team isn't very wise in the long run; stuff gets missed. However, it's tough to show Marketing Campaign performance (for example) without showing the creative that was used.... which means we're forced back into a workaround for image display like our personal OneDrive accounts. So, get a solution for this, please. PBI is an exceptional product but we need to fix the misses.

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    173 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Aaron commented  · 

    Yup, we need this. I just ran into this yesterday prepping for a presentation. I had to use a combo chart and ended up spending time explaining it instead of the information. One more vote for secondary y-axis just like Excel.

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