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    Scott Powell commented  · 

    Hey Microsoft, just in case you think the "New app nagivation" experience is a substitute for the ability to have folders / subfolders, with security set on individual folders or items - it isn't. Actually not even close.

    Enterprises need MUCH better control over organizing content - Apps just doesn't do the job. We have hundreds of reports we're migrating to Power BI - each with it's own security. This is requiring us to spin up one app per report...which is a horrible use of them...but we have no other option.

    SSRS has had this for like 20 years...why not Power BI?

    Scott Powell commented  · 

    Hi Nikhil - going on 9 months since the last update...and 3.5 years since the initial ask. Could you please give us a status update on when a folder-like experience (with fine grained security control) is coming to the Power BI service? We (as all enterprise users) need this feature desperately.

    Thanks,
    Scott

    Scott Powell commented  · 

    Hi, any update on this? We've been training desktop users for several months, and are starting to create our first workspaces and apps. We're really struggling with how to roll out content without folders / subfolders (each with their own fine grained security) without having to create 10,000 workspaces. Really need this functionality.

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    Any update on this? This request was initially made almost 3 years ago...this is desperately needed functionality. We're new to Power BI, I completely can not understand how we can possibly deploy without the ability to group things in folders.

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    We’re looking into this request, thanks for everyone’s votes and comments.

    It looks like many of the requests will be addressed by the new ‘Sticky filters’ capability. Now when you log out of Power BI and come back to a report, the same items will be selected as when you left.

    For those who’re looking to have a ‘last month’ selection, the relative date slicer might help.

    Those with comments about currencies where having multiple selected makes the report meaningless – the report will load with whatever selection the author saved, so if you save it with one currency selected your users will see that by default.

    If there are scenarios that these features don’t address, please let us know in your comments – if you are really specific it’ll help us build the feature to work just the way you want!

    Thanks again!

    Scott Powell commented  · 

    The ability to set default selections should have been done long ago. Reasons for needing this:

    1. Relative date filters don't work (at all) for fiscal years, which is what many reports use

    2. I'd love to have a report automatically default to the department the user is in. I want them to still be able to select any department, but it should default to their "current" department.

    3. I'd love to do things like "default select products that are not selling well"...so that a "badly performing products" report would auto default to some sort of criteria based off of a measure, but still allow the user to select any products.

    "Sticky filters" is NOT a substitute for any of the above. This is a pretty basic feature that should be implemented.

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    Relative date slicers are nice - but they would be better if there was an option to base them off of the dates of the data vs. off of the current date at time report is accessed. For instance, we have a report we refresh weekly on Wednesdays. It would be great if I could set a date filter on "Last 7 days" but have that only refresh when the data does...staying fixed after that until the next load.

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    Scott Powell commented  · 

    Not sure I'd ever need to see all of these at the same time, but some things that would definitely help would be:

    - showing data types in the model view
    - Agree 100% that a new DAX editor window is needed. The current way of entering DAX is (very) poor - it sometimes takes me 4 or 5 clicks just to close out of a DAX window. A separate "pane" that could be moved to another screen, resized as desired, etc. would be a HUGE improvement

    Thanks,
    Scott

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    Scott Powell commented  · 

    Actually, while we're at it, it would also be nice if the model view:

    4. Showed icons indicating datatype - the same as M. aka "123" for a field that is integer, "1.2" for a decimal fields, etc.
    5. Allow tables to be sorted on datatypes by clicking on one of the (newly added) datatype icons
    6. Show in bold, or a different font or something, every field that has a relationship to another table. Only way to see that how is to hover over the yellow relationship line. Maybe (?) outline the fields with yellow highlight to match the relationship line?
    7. Ability to delete a relationship line by just selecting it and hitting the "delete" key, vs. right mouse clicking and choosing delete. Old model view used to allow this.

    Thanks,
    Scott

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    Scott Powell commented  · 

    I agree 100% with this. If we're moving production / enterprise capabilities to Power BI, we need to be able to handle basic things like a refresh failing. Also IMO refreshes fail way too often for nebulous reasons - more work on making refreshes more robust and better error tracking would be very helpful.

    Thanks,
    Scott

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    Scott Powell commented  · 

    Adding one additional comment - this really needs to be enabled for ALL visuals, not just for matrices. For example, we have definite use cases where it would be nice to drag the "true" measures dimension tile into either X axis or legend areas for many of the various graph types (line charts, bar charts, etc.)

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    Scott Powell commented  · 

    We'd like exactly the same functionality. In our case only interested in fiscal years / fiscal months - so we'd only need to specify the fiscal year end date (i.e. June 30th) instead of having to worry about weeks.

    Scott

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