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      62 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone. We announced a partnership with ESRI to bring their mapping capabilities into Power BI. Their maps include the ability to build heatmaps! The feature’s in Preview at the moment, I’m leaving this marked as ‘Started’ for now and we’d appreciate your feedback. Try it out and let us know how you find it. We’ll update it to ‘Completed’ when we take the Preview label off the feature.

      More details on the blog: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-arcgis-maps-for-power-bi-by-esri-preview/

      Thanks!

      Todd Chittenden commented  · 

      ESRI "Heat Maps" are misleading because they only plot the heat signature based on the NUMBER OF POINTS in a given area, NOT an AGGREGATE of any field! In fact, I found one other major vendor of custom visuals claiming to have 'heat map' capability but in fact also only plotted the COUNT of points.

      For it to be a TRUE heat map, you need a way to AGGRAGATE a value.

      For example, if I have 300 people in near location A and each bought 1 widget, and I had 100 people in location B that bought 10 widgets each, an ESRI Heat Map would show that there was higher activity around location A.

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        2 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Todd Chittenden commented  · 

        @Scott Powell: Yes, that helps, a little. But it's UGLY. It puts the word "Total" directly UNDERNEATH the second attribute.

        I'm only trying this with TWO fields. What if I have THREE or FOUR and want the first TWO to be roll-up/aggregate, but the last two to be informational only?
        Consider my example above: Name, Address, City, State, Zip. How would that look?

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          27 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Todd Chittenden commented  · 

          You have given us the ability to group our queries into folders. You have given us the ability to group fields within a table into folders. When will we ALSO have the ability to group TABLES into folders? Seems the next logical step.

          Not sure where else to put this next comment so it's going in this thread:
          When looking at the list of preview features, each has a "Learn more" link next to it. That's GREAT. But some of them, like the one for "Modelling View" (the feature that introduces Display Folders for Fields under Tables) has a link that points here:

          https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/

          That is pretty much useless. If you don't have a specific page that talks about that feature in particular, then don't tease us with a link, pretending that you're being helpful. You're not. It's frustrating and misleading.

          Regarding the new Modelling experience: it seems to always rearrange my tables on the original Relationships pane. FRUSTRATING. I put tables where I put them for a reason, because their placement on the page in relation to other tables is logical to me, helps me understand the relationships. STOP MOVING MY TABLES. I don't go to your computer and rearrange you file and folder structure, do I?

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            372 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            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!

            Todd Chittenden commented  · 

            Found a link to this idea from a forum post on strange behavior of "Include in Report Refresh".

            I'm trying to have an Excel connection in the model that is static data, so does NOT need to be refreshed by the service. But the Gateway requires info on the source file and will NOT do any refreshes until that is resolved.

            WTF!!! Disabling in Report Refresh should NOT be dependent on if you are using the Desktop or the Service. It is a BUG in my opinion. Or at least, poorly thought-out requirements.

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              18 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Todd Chittenden commented  · 

              Agreed! What good is showing us all those special codes that go into formatting the different date options if we can't then USE them to create our own!

              Specifically, I'm looking for yyyy MMM, or "2018 Mar"

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                76 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                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!

                Todd Chittenden commented  · 

                Need a pre-defined slice for Yesterday, and possible some way to exclude today.
                Last ... 1 ... Days gets you today. To me, today is day 0, and last 1 day would be yesterday. To get to Yesterday I have to select Last ... 2 ... Days, but that INCLUDES today.
                Need a way to slice for Weeks as well.
                Maybe choices for "Calendar Week (Sun. start)" and "Calendar Week (Mon start)"

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                  2 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  Todd Chittenden commented  · 

                  Agreed. This would be especially helpful on Table and Matrix visuals where you want to drill through to a report page and the filter there is of a GUID type. What developer want to expose, and what user wants to see GUID columns in BI visuals?

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                    13 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      5 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        5 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Todd Chittenden commented  · 

                        As I see it now, (as of April 2017 Update) Totals are NOT visible, yet there is a place on the Format tab that has control of Totals. How? What is that tab controlling if Totals are NOT on the table?
                        Confused.

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                              3 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Todd Chittenden commented  · 

                              Agree. There should be a way to keep a map from zooming in or out in the Format menu. Frustrating to have my map zoom all the way out to an entire world view even though it only has three data points in Europe.

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                                24 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Todd Chittenden commented  · 

                                Totally agree. People are VISUAL, after all, that's why we're creating VISUALizations. So why can't we use an image in Power BI Desktop? How about it Design team? It's been a year since this item has gone up and no comment? Can't believe it doesn't have more votes.

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                                  88 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  under review  ·  Sirui Sun responded

                                  Hey all!

                                  We’ve continued to make progress here, so I wanted to update this thread with our current capabilities for maintaining security on dashboards/reports.

                                  As always, all of this information can be found in our Row-Level Security (RLS)documentation: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-admin-rls/

                                  > If you have set up RLS in Analysis Services, Power BI will send the signed-in user’s credentials to Analysis Services, and respect the RLS rules set up on the on-premises model.

                                  > Separately, you can set up RLS in Power BI for data sources that you import or connect to via DirectQuery. This process starts in PBI Desktop, where you define roles, and write DAX to constrain what data these roles can see. As part of this process, can you use the UserPrincipalName() DAX function to get the current signed in user’s UPN (e.g. joe@contoso.com). Then, once you publish to service, you can assign users to these…

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                                        3 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        Todd Chittenden commented  · 

                                        It WAS working up until about 2/2/2016, which is the last date of any RSS article I received. Please bring back RSS for the Power BI Blog!

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                                          267 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hey everyone – just wanted to post an update and say that this work item is still in our roadmap. We are focusing our efforts in enabling other critical features related to filtering such as personal bookmarks in the Power BI service. Thanks again for patience and feedback!

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                                            5 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            Todd Chittenden commented  · 

                                            Love the ability to apply a custom URL for a Dashboard item, but for items rendered from a Q&A, it would be great to be able to direct the click action to a REPORT. Similar to URL access

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