Visio PowerBI integration

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  1. Import a Visio diagram from local store or network share

    Please allow import Microsoft Visio diagram from local store or network share to the Power BI.
    This is important feature when diagrams are not published in SPO or OneDrive but available inside local or network share.
    Thank You

    26 votes
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    • Import Visio diagram into the Power BI instead of link to the Visio file

      Would prefer actually import the Visio diagram into the Power BI file, instead of an external link to Office 365.

      When I have multiple Visio diagrams linked to a Power BI report, loading/rendering them very time consuming, and sometimes it would end up fail. Also, if I am to share the Report/Dashboard with Visio diagram with others in my organization, does it mean that I need to share the Visio file as well? It could be a big problem.

      23 votes
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      • Hover over Visio objects to show mapped value

        This is a great start, would love it if we could hover over each individual Visio object to show the mapped value like with other power bi visuals

        23 votes
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        • Hierarchy of Visio diagrams

          A longterm feature which the current UI couldn't support, but I'm just planting the seed...:

          Multi-level Visio diagram, such that clicking on a sub-process would jump to the appropriate detailed diagram for that diagram.

          Not sure how this could be handled by the UI, since 1 overview diagram would easily require 5+ sub-diagrams.

          Two biggest use cases being for flowcharts and floorplans (drilling down an office's department displays the floorplan for that department).

          20 votes
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          • Dynamic diagram URL

            The url for the visio diagram should be an input that can be set via a measure. This would allow the diagram to change based on filters etc. on the page.

            13 votes
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            • Shape placement (x,y) to be decided using Power BI data

              Like moving a Visio shape based on PBI data

              13 votes
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              • Need to see values being displayed as more than text and color.

                I expect number formatting will allowed soon for the future version. Such as integer/real, numbers of decimal, currency, etc.

                12 votes
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                • Individual Settings for Each Shape

                  There should be the ability to have different color thresholds/properties for each shape on a process diagram. I am trying to visualize bottlenecks in our processes with green/yellow/red. Unfortunately, there are different threshold levels for each step of the process, but the preview release won't allow for that.

                  Please feel free to get in contact with me as I would like to demo exactly what I have in mind.

                  10 votes
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                  • Power BI data shown as data bars on Visio visual

                    Please allow PBI data to be represented as speedometer or any other databars of Visio.

                    10 votes
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                    • 8 votes
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                      • like to see value & color of same parameter

                        hey -
                        we like to see value of a parameter too with deviation color of shapes

                        8 votes
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                        • Color picker

                          When I try the new Visio visual in Power BI, the hex and RGB values don't seem to work. I can use the graphical color picker, but when I copy paste a hex value, nothing happens.

                          7 votes
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                            planned  ·  Rohan Shah responded

                            Thanks for sharing your feedback! Support for entering hex value is planned.

                          • Dynamic colour ranges as you drill down and filter

                            It would be great if there was a switch that allowed the numerical colour ranges to dynamically change as you filter/drill down into the data. Perhaps you could just define 'number of buckets' and then as the data is filtered/drilled down it would automatically create the new colour ranges based on the no. buckets.

                            E.g. Say you have data that aggregates to 200 for the entire column in a table - where 200 equals the total hours worked by an individual for ALL tasks.

                            Therefore, presently, the color buckets for this data set may initially be automatically (or manually) set…

                            7 votes
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                            • Show Power BI Data as Icons on Visio Visual

                              Today i see that PBI data is represented as Colors / Text. I would love to represent that as icons like up arrow, down arrow.

                              7 votes
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                              • SharePoint login prompt

                                When a user (who is not logged into SharePoint) is viewing a Visio visual in a PowerBI report, they are usually prompted to sign into SharePoint which is intended. However sometimes they just receive a message saying "Sorry, something went wrong
                                Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))" with no place for them to login. Is there anyway you can fix this so it asks them to sign in 100% of the time instead of just giving them an error message? Thanks!

                                6 votes
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                                • Visio integration with Power BI Report Server

                                  I need this to work with Power BI Report Server as we are running everything on Prem. It would be preferable for it to work with local files aswell

                                  5 votes
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                                  • enable refresh of data to add/delete shapes in visual

                                    atm you can refresh data in a visio but you must then manually add/delete shapes from your diagram, would be nice to see this automated

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Allow non-interactive layers to be rendered in grayscale

                                      Allowing a document to be rendered in grayscale would enable visual queries to receive clearer attention. For example, if you have a floor plan and want to higlight free desks, then the desks could render in green and the rest of the diagram in gray(scale). This is possible in Visio currently, but means that every shape needs to carry both its 'normal' RGB and its grayscale equivalent. This is probably better attached at layer level and could then be used in Desktop, Online and PowerBI.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • 4 votes
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                                        • Available colors based on (imported) theme

                                          The colors available within Visio should match the (imported) theme so all graphs have the same look and feel.

                                          4 votes
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