Shango Yenovich

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    Thanks for your feedback on this issue – while we’d like to enable this, there is currently no timetable around doing so. There is the option as a workaround the create a paginated view as a drillthrough of the visual and have a formatted version you can export to Excel, but understand this isn’t a solution everyone can take advantage of currently.

    Shango Yenovich commented  · 

    How on earth is this still a backlog item after being proposed in 2016? That this was not even a number one priority when making Power BI is just a bizarre and complete disregard of what should have been a day one feature. I wasted 3 days working through stupid errors in using queries (can't use declare because evidently what you type gets wrapped into a "select * FROM ") to trying to get the stepped visual to turn off (you have to expand everything after you add your columns, it is not apparent at the outset and isn't settable until AFTER you add data), then finally got the format right and went to export only to get, drum roll......a list. Not all analysis is done live using pretty pie charts and bar graphs. I can't believe I've wasted a week now only to go back to do this in SSRS, which will take me about an hour tops.

    It seems that once Microsoft got the premium subscription pricing down, actual useful development stops. I proposed a long time ago that MS should have a clear and consistent visualization and export functionality across all their BI programs, but now we have different stuff between Excel, SSRS, PowerPivot, PowerBI and whatever else is going to be cooked up with next. You really need to consolidate your teams and stop working on all these things as separate entities.


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