Thanks everyone for your feedback – We plan to release a PDF connector to import data from tables by the end of 2017 or early 2018. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer.
Where does this update stand with occurring soon?
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Will finish the rest soon
How far off is this update from happening?
The relative date slicer (a Preview feature as of June ‘17) gets us close to this with the ’This Month’ or ‘This Year’ settings. That is a dynamic date selection that updates based on the current system date. We plan to add a ‘YTD’/‘MTD’ option to specifically select a range from the start of the month/year up to today, hopefully that’ll address the remaining requirements!
Is there any current ability to have BI filter automatically by "Recent 12 Weeks" without having to change the filter every time like this post mentions with the need for dynamic date selection?
If not, I would certainly like to see this type of option rolled into the need for a Dynamic Date Slicer. To select Recent Weeks or Months that may not fall into the normal ranges like MTD.
This would basically run like selecting "Last Week" through "-12 weeks from this week". Anything in that manner would be huge for my reporting.
Hi Paul, thanks for the suggestion! We’re working on building generic connections to on-prem SQL databases, but we can do more around connectors for GP to pull out some of the objects it uses. Anyone else thing a GP connection would help? Please add your votes!
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This is the entire reason my company needs Power BI! I started using BI and now that I have access to our SQL Server, I came to find out I cannot combine the data I need to combine unless it becomes possible to use DirectQuery from 2 different databases on the Server plus mix in some imports.......