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Thanks for the feedback. This is something that is part of a future planned release. Though which release is TBD.
Apologies if this sounds like an excuse. This is not my intent. This is me trying to be more transparent around how we work. One of Microsoft's values is to Empower everyone(paraphasing a bit). So we trying to not work on features that either aren't accessible or don't have a plan to be accessible. This caused us to hold off on implementing resizing. That way an engineer could work on an accessible solution all at once.
Please check back on our blog for the month release notes. Here is the link in case you don't already have it Power BI Blog—Updates and News | Microsoft Power BI Once this ability is available, I hope that you will give it another try.
For goodness sake please abandon any further development on this!
I turned it off a few days ago after struggling for weeks to get used to it and I just turned it on again to see if it would be easier to use, but it wasn't.
These and the many, many other comments you have received on how frustrating and time consuming it is to work with this feature should convince you to stop further development on it.
Thanks for the feedback. I'm still working my way through all the comments, but I saw that I've replied to one of your more recent comments. Please check out my response from that post here
Though I can address things here that weren't part of the other post
Please keep an eye out for the release notes on our blog here. Once we have implemented more features and fixed some bugs, I hope you will give the feature another try
I used the On-Object Interaction feature for over two weeks before I gave up and turned off the preview. It was always a struggle to figure out where formatting functions were hidden. It took me 2X to 3X as much time to create a new visual. I finally disabled the feature when I spent 45 minutes looking for and googling for the On Object method for changing a visual type from one visual to another. (Stacked Bar to Stacked Column). This is trivial in the standard (not On Object) interface. When I got back to the standard interface and finished the report, I realized just how frustrating the On-Object tool really is.
Thanks for the feedback. I'm hoping I can help with some of the things you are mentioning.
There are a few ways to get the format pane to appear:
If you prefer to format like you did before the pane itself should be the same. We are adding options to make it easier to get the panes you would like to work with(June release) and persist them when you return to Power BI (July release)
I hope this was helpful. Also I hope you'll try the June release. It should help you to create visuals faster when you can have the Build a visual menu on the left side of the screen.
If the "suggest a type" switch is on, I can't change the order of columns for a table view.
for me personell the on-object interaction is not so useful. Nice to have a second sidebar to select the panels... but in general the old version was more userfriendly
The "suggest a type" feature attempts to give you the right visual type based on the data you put in the field and it doesn't take into consideration the order. Here are some options for you so you can reorder your tables:
I hope this was helpful and thanks for trying out the feature. Please stay tuned for the June release, we'll be adding more options
I put a date field into a table, it naturally did it in hierarchy format. I want the date to be consolidated in just one column, and was not able to achieve that. Either this functionality was not added or not intuitive and convenient enough for users. It's annoying to have to keep turning this feature off because I can't do something simple.
Hoping I can help with this. If you right-click on the field CreationDate there will be an option in the menu that is the same as the field name above the checked Date Hierarchy option. Select that to get the desired result
In my example, I right-clicked on OrderDate and I would select OrderDate in the menu. We are working to make this option more discoverable, but the release is still TBD
Still really dislike it. I once again tried it for 10 minutes and had to turn off the preview. I know you think users have an issue with "moving their cheese" but this is just inefficient. It is not equivalent to Excel if that's what you're going for. If you must default this on, PLEASE have a setting where we can turn it off.
Thanks for the feedback. We have planned releases to address issues we are hearing. We know that some people adjust after "moving their cheese" but this isn't the case with this one. We know that additional options are needed for our users. Replicating Excel only isn't the goal here, but we are trying to move toward familiar interactions across Microsoft: on-object editing, having more functionality in the ribbon, and if you have seen the news from Microsoft Build work as part of Fabric.
With all that said, we will continue to gather feedback from the community and if something works for one product but not for Power BI we will adjust to make sure that it will.
Please stay tuned for our June and July releases. There will be options to make the menus easier to use
Dislike this new feature. And showed it to several other users who also disliked it. If you add this PLEASE include an easy way to add back the visualizations pane. Recognize Msft wants to make this similar to Excel - but Excel is old. Might be better to bring the past into the future - instead of making new apps try to work like 'old' apps. Thanks
Thanks for the feedback. Sorry you dislike the feature. I'm hoping some of our upcoming releases will help make this easier for you and the other users you have spoken to. There is a big similarity here with Excel, but we aren't trying to copy them 1:1. While designing this feature we have been making updates to align with a lot of Microsoft products, but we have through this process identified which fit the needs of Power BI users current and future. Unfornately we can't develop everything all at once.
Please stay tuned for the June and July releases. We will be launching some new features like the ability to move the Build a visual menu to the left side of the screen, so you can work closer to the way that you had previously, as well as some other things. I hope you will give it a try and let us know what you think after.
I honestly thought I'd like this, but eventually turned it off. In the end it was the inability to drag and drop fields to change the order in a table that did it. Yes I know you can move them within the right click menu but that's always a faff. I liked the ability to change chart titles etc by clicking on them but that was about it.
Thanks for the feedback and also for a new word. I hadn't heard faff before. Going to have to use that with some of my colleagues from the UK and see their reactions.
Now to business 🙂
Not being able to reorder tables is caused by the "Suggest a type" feature. While this is on Power BI only looks at the data added and ignores the order to suggest the visual type, so reorder is disabled. There are a few things that you can do for this:
If you are finding that you aren't using the "Suggest a type" feature or you don't want it. You can go to the Options dialog and under Global Report settings and uncheck "Suggest a visual type by default"
Hopefully with this new information I can entice you you to try out our June release coming out soon. If so, please continue to give feedback if you have time.
Thanks for the feedback. We do have future releases to make this work similarily to as it doesn't with the preview feature off. Please stay tuned for the June and July releases.
I do not like this feature at all. I usually enjoy new features and improvements, but this one is not very user friendly and makes modifications rather cumbersome.
Thanks for the feedback. We have some upcoming features in the June and July releases that will help with some of the issues that have been mentioned on the forum. Would you be able to let me know which modifications have become cumbersome for you. I'd like to be able to address this and that information will be helpful.
I was unable to find the Drill-Through filters option and spent about 30 minutes looking for how to add filters to my drill through before I just gave up and converted back to the original view.
I think I can help with this one. Drill-through has moved into the Format pane under Page information. Selecting Drillthrough from the Page type selector here:
Then the Drill-through options will show up:
You can press the +Add date button to add fields. If you want to drag and drop like you use to right click on the cylinder icon(Data) and select Show in new pane. This will open the Data pane with Format and you can drag your field to the section that contains the +Add data
Take a look at the September 2023 Power BI update to learn more.
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