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Change column labels/names in the visual

It would be great if we could change columns labels/names in the standard visuals (Table & Matrixes mainly). In our company we have a data warehouse build to support the PowerBI tabular model with the data. The field names in the data model are not the most intuitive to our PowerBI End User. It could be great if we could change the way the field labels are shown in our tables to be more intuitive and meaningful without needing to change the field names in the data model.

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      • KevinKevin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree, it is very important to have a clear information in the matrix.

        Renaming columns should be possible, as well Dynamics names (with variables for example).

        Example:
        column 1 = total sales 01/2017
        column 2 = total sales 01/2016 (vs Same period last year)

      • CloudMonkeyCloudMonkey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is very important, and I'm confused why this hasn't been done already. I've tried creating columns/measures that refer to the original column/measure, but you can only have one column of each name (in the whole of Power BI) so it is not practical - We need control at the visual level. I am currently having to overlay non-transparent text boxes over my column headings to solve this bug.

      • Bailey DavenportBailey Davenport commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also, they just released a new matrix visual with the ability to drill down. When connected to the SSAS model, we already have the hierarchies built so this is very useful! The problem is, that when you drill down, the parent levels do not show values anymore. They are blank.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a very important feature that needs to be available. Flexibility to change column headers from internal lingo or internal system field names so that viewers of the reports can better understand what they are looking at.

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