Visio PowerBI integration

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  1. Shape count statistics in Visio Visual

    Word has Review \ Proofing \ Word Count button that opens a dialog with simple statistics.

    The Visio Custom Visual has a shape count limit, but it is too difficult for a Visio user to know what this is. I suggest a Shape Count button and dialog to assist with this.

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    • Allow to color different shapes on different criteria in one visual

      Lets say we have a visual of office created in visio and two tables (datasets) one considering employee performance (some kind of grade) and second one lets say date when monitor was manufactured. It would be great that we can color men and monitors based on two different criteria (grade for men, and date manufactured for monitors). That would definitely be useful, maybe not so much on this example as in general.

      4 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.

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        • 5 votes
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            • 4 votes
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              • 11 votes
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                • Color gradient option for a color range

                  It would be great if there was an option on each color range that would create a gradient between two colors.

                  Currently it is very hard to create a nice fade.

                  3 votes
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                  • 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

                    36 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.

                      28 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

                        9 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.

                          16 votes
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                          • Values to format line thickness

                            Would be good if the value could set the line thickness or style of a shape. This would allow indication of 2 values on a single shape, one by colour and another by the line thickness or style.

                            4 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

                              6 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.

                                11 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.

                                  • Have Visio tabs shown in PowerBI

                                    One can make tabbed Visio file, but the tabs are not shown in PowerBI. This would be very useful when you have for example several floor plans in a building.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Select multiple objects in Visio

                                      One should be able to select multiple objects at the same time, like shift mouse click select in PowerBI slicer.

                                      3 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.

                                        17 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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