Add Folders to organize fields
Ability to organize fields into folders to allow users to easily find them
A very necessary feature when working with big data sets.
I hate to say it but "T*" has this feature.
Patrick Gleeson commented
I don't get how this is not a thing already?
This feature is available in almost all other self-serving BI tools and it is a must-have! Please make it happen!
Toby Fulton commented
Please...!! seems crazy that the Query Editor has Groups in which objects can be organised, but the main Desktop doesn't!
Yes please! This would huge for both end users and developers of Power BI \ Tabular Models.
I just posted a similar request over on the Azure Analysis Services suggestion board (not sure how many of the suggestions are shared between dev teams)
Need this badly. Please provide an update on when Microsoft is planning to start working on this. Simple organizing of fields is pretty basic need. Tool like Power BI should support this.
John Walker commented
The ability to group tables into folders / by type for navigation would make the UI much more user friendly & less intimating.
For example you may have 10 relationship dim tables defining aspects of the risk & 10 others defining aggregated reporting buckets. At present these would appear as a list of 20 separate tables in the UI whereas the ability to put them in 'folders' (like Risk Analysis & Risk Aggregation in this instance) would make a much cleaner UI. Large models with lots of items quickly look clunky.
Jesper Barslund commented
When will this be avaliable?
It's seems like it's already made, as it's a part of this video, showing a _Trip folder in the Trip table:
Ernest Lei commented
is it possible to have the SSAS folder feature in powerbi which is good for managing too many measures in the right pane. it is much better to organize them into different folders
Been using the work around of creating a new tables to store measures in for over a year now, still surprised this hasn't been developed yet despite the various posts I have seen and the work already put into developing the selection pane etc?
Ali Hassn commented
The ability to organize data into folder and subfolder will make it easier for the business to locate objects
Move up or down the display folders in the Fields list explorer.
I have created display folders in SSAS Tab but when in the PowerBI Desktop, these display folders appear random in the middle of the list of items for this table: I would like to be able to place the display folder where i want, i.e. at the top or at the bottom of the fields list or wherever I want. Note that I I use Excel to browse the cube I see the Display folder at the end of the item list which is OK.
Denise Hoban commented
The ability to group fields together. Not Values in a field and not hierarchical fields, but the fields themselves when they are 'like' objects. For example, I have many yes/no fields that are demographic descriptors (such as socio-economic status). I want to be able to group all of these like fields in a folder together, so I don't have to hunt to find the field in the field list.
This would be a valuable feature when working with SQL-based data sources.
Dave Ruijter commented
This idea is completed :).
We have models with large numbers (100+) of fields & measures; which can make it cumbersome to navigate and find the desired field or measure. The ability to group them into a folder structure would make it much simpler to use. This should include the ability to have some fields from one table in one folder, and other fields from the same table in another folder.
As a workaround, we have created a pseudo folder structure by splitting what should be single tables into multiple tables with relationships, and created dummy tables for measures, but obviously this is not ideal.
Jon Fortner commented
I agree. As a work-around, you could create separate Data Sources being sure to include the key/join fields for merging. Business Objects uses Class folders and Subfolders to organizes the fields into.
Nothing more true then that ;)
David Cox commented
We have models with large numbers of tables and attributes - search helps but grouping in to folders would make things much easier for end users. Also the ability to order attributes other than alphabetically would be great.