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Search capability in Power BI Desktop

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Michael Barry on 01 Sep 2023 14:31:43

The Power BI Desktop is in desperate need for a more robust search capability. Currently, there is search of the Dataset source to find tables/columns/measures. However, that doesn't indicate where in the report visualizations measures and columns are in use.

Power BI needs a search where a term can be entered and it will search the Report contents to return a list of locations where the term is referenced in pages, visuals, measures/columns used in visuals, re-named measures/columns, titles, axes, etc.

We'll often be looking for where a measure is located if we need to make an update or replace it, and we'll have to go page by page, visual by visual. Search capability would be a huge boost in efficiency.