Having a dynamic mapping, ideally done in the query editor, so that a dashboard designed for a particular data set can be fully or partly reused for another data set that has different measure names and potentially not all of measures.
I would like a way to better organize the measures and calculated columns that are created. Currently measures and calculated columns are placed amongst the table columns alphabetically. In order to organize the measures, I need to build a standard naming convention to keep them together. This is even more important as the data models become quite complex with many measures. I would like a way of storing measures in folders within the table so I can flexibility on how they are categorized and their purpose.
Please add a better solution/UI to create and manage measures. Measures are the core of what makes Power BI stand out from the rest. At the moment it is quite difficult to find measures (they are listed in alphabetical order with all other database fields. There is no holistic overview of measures across tables and there is no easy way to bulk create edit them. Also it is not possible to see the value of the measure as in Excel PowerPivot. This is a great way to debug your measures by filtering the table and seeing the value change.
I think the ideal solution is a "Manage Measures Dialogue" similar to the Defined Names dialog in Excel.
You have a list of Measures with information about the location, formula, formatting, desxcription and values. You can select multiple measures, rename them, format them, add descriptions etc.
We don't need "high-end" capabilities. We need simple things:
1. A UI that is dedicated to writing, organizing, and formatting measures.
2. Get the "formula" bar out of the way.
3. Fix having to wait on "adding calculation to model".
None of these should require a third-party tool.
Press CTRL-D twice and start typing!
Tabular editor & Dax Studio add-ons basically are these things.
Please check it out! It's awesome! :D
I tried this in Tabular Editor and it works just like Excel's "Find & Replace" function but would be even better if this is built in Power BI Desktop
Doesn’t Tabular editor do exact this?
Is it possible to create variables to control instances where you might have to change many different formulas?
Meanwhile you may have a look at Power BI Sidetools : https://thebipower.fr/index.php/power-bi-sidetools/
It copies measures and calculated columns/tables to files and opens Visual Studio Code. At the moment it is read only but write access is in test.
Administrator on 10/18/2022 12:53:09 AM
Update 10/17: This is now in our upcoming roadmap and we will share more details in the coming months. Mo
We've been leaning on the community tools like Tabular Editor, DAX Studio, BISM Normalizer, to provide high-end DAX editing capabilities. We don't have any short-term plans to add more DAX management tools to the product, but we'll be looking at ways to better integrate those tools.