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      367 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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        17 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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          11 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            68 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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                  3 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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                      214 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Todd Chittenden commented  · 

                      With the new Matrix visual, introduced in the March 2017 update, there is still some basic cross-highlight functionality that is missing, making for MISLEADING reports!
                      If you set up a New Matrix with two level on the Rows, then add your Value, and also add a Card visual to the report page and in that display the same Value as utilized by the New Matrix.
                      Now, browse the matrix by clicking on a member of the top level. Notice that the Card gets filtered.
                      Now turn on Drill-Down for the Matrix and click on a top level again. Notice that the Card does NOT get filtered!!!

                      Why can't I have functionality of BOTH Drill-Down AND CROSS-FILTERING from the matrix?!?
                      BTW, this same limitation exists for bar, column and other chart types that support drill-down.

                      Todd Chittenden commented  · 

                      New Matrix looks good, for the most part, but what happened to the Totals at the bottom? Without that it's pretty much useless.
                      Also, it would be nice to have a way to include additional non-measure fields that are also NOT levels of breakdown.

                      Example: Suppose you wanted to have a matrix of people's Names on the rows, but also wanted to display their City of residence next to the name

                      You would want the layout to look like this:

                      Bob | El Paso | $$ | $$
                      Jim | Detroit | $$ | $$

                      What you DON'T want is this:
                      Bob
                      El Paso | $$ | $$
                      Bob total | $$ | $$
                      Jim
                      Detroit | $$ | $$
                      Total Jim | $$ | $$

                      In Analysis Services it was a non-aggregated dimension property. In Excel Pivot tables there was a way to format your pivot so it resembled the desired layout.

                      Any chance of adding that capability?

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                        1 comment  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            20 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Todd Chittenden commented  · 

                            Row Level Security in Power BI Desktop is fairly new, arriving only about May or June of 2016. And Dashboard Q&A is one of the biggest selling features of Power BI, with RLS being another. Microsoft would have a slam DUNK to enable them side-by-side.

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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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                                21 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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                                    61 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!

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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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                                            260 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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