I absolutely agree with this - it's a really awful piece of UI that I resent working with every single day.
Making it worse, the content is dynamic so it can move vertically as you expand other sections or scroll / flick up and down.
Thanks everyone for your support and votes! We’re working on enabling commenting for dashboards and reports in the Power BI service soon. Stay tuned.
For now I'm steering people to publish into Office 365 Groups (not just app workspaces) and take advantage of all that goodness (e.g. group OneNote, Conversations, Planner etc). Most people seem totally unaware of those Office 365 online apps.
Personally I prefer this approach e.g. OneNote Online is a "best of breed" collaborative note-taking app, and you can save links in it that take you directly to a PBI dashboard or report page.
I'd rather the PBI devs didn't burn time re-inventing the "note-taking app" wheel - there is plenty of other things they could be fixing/improving.
It's great we now have a Ribbon chart and all, but it's disappointing to see fundamental issues like this ignored for years. And where is the documentation of what the current limits actually are? As I understand it they vary by visual.
This worked very nicely for me (especially Step 11) - thanks for taking the time to write it up so thoroughly.
Thanks for the suggestions! I’ve split out the other cloud storage options into separate ideas for people to vote on.
While researching this topic, I noticed that all the examples given (in community forums) appear to be for the Dropbox v1 API, which has been deprecated and will be turned off in a few months (June 2017):
The v2 API looks much more complex - there doesnt appear to be any direct equivalent for the method suggested above (single HTTPS call with an API Key). The authentication requirements now seem more complex:
It's stumped me - I hope the direct integration can be added soon!
Hi everyone! To give you an update here, we’ve begun work on this feature!
The first step will be bringing icon sets as a conditional formatting option. You’ll be able to set rules and icons, very similar to what you can do in Excel today. We want to get this out to you quickly, so it’ll be available in table and matrix visuals only to begin with.
Based on the comments on this thread, we’re focusing on the indicators first and looking for feedback on how soon after we need to follow with model-based KPIs. Please keep letting us know in the comments if you need model support for this too!
Thanks for your patience and for engaging and voting!
I believe Michael was referring to Excel (non-Power Pivot) Conditional Formatting Icon sets. The article below uses Star icons (probably best reserved for a millennial audience), but the more common choices include colored arrows or shapes. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-data-bars-color-scales-and-icon-sets-to-highlight-data-f118d0a6-5921-4e2e-905b-fe00f3378fb9
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!
I hate to imagine all the unnecessary processing that is being run every day (on our desktops and also app.powerbi.com service) because this (seemingly simple) feature is being overlooked.
The unavoidable 1 hour update delay makes this publishing path useless for almost any scenario. I cant understand why it has headed in this direction? The delay was previously 15 minutes - I expected it to get shorter not longer. By definition a OneDrive for Business user is a paying customer. Currently the Power BI Free(loaders) get a better service by publishing instantly from PBI Desktop. I'm advising all my clients to avoid this path at present which is a waste of an otherwise useful feature, and a disincentive to buy PBI Pro.
I have a ton of dbf files which I need to Append - they came with ESRI shape files.
Its hard to explain why you can open a dbf file in Excel with no fuss, yet you cant from Power BI or Power Query.
I've tried the ODBC route, and I can get to the list of tables (dbf files) using Get Data. But when I select any table I always get this error:
Invalid SQL statement; expected 'DELETE', 'INSERT', 'PROCEDURE', 'SELECT', or 'UPDATE'