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Create calculated columns when using SSAS live connect

In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated columns in this mode as well!

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    Will ThompsonAdminWill Thompson (Product Manager, Power BI, Microsoft Power BI) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Anirudh GoelAnirudh Goel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would make life so easy and make PowerBi a differentiate PowerBI from the Competition. Here's a scenario it would help me with, i am trying to setup different visuals and we prefer using a cube that way we have a powerful machine processing the cube the way we want it. Then i come across suggestions on the forum on using a calculated column to achieve a scenario X in power Bi, guess what i have to do right now? Deploy a new model :(. With this i would be able to do it out of the box!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, please!!!!! Calculated columns on live data would make live much easier.
        This is the feature which is stopping us of using PowerBi.

      • DerrickDerrick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would solve a lot of problems for us... including making hyperlinks within SSAS models work in a table/matrix.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, please!!!!! Calculated columns on live data (Power BI Service) is super critical!!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with Dan English. Need this for both Multidimensional and Tabular. I'm excited to start working with calculated measures on top of a live SSAS connection.

      • Dan EnglishDan English commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would this be for both Multidimensional and Tabular or just strictly Tabular? Just want to make sure I know what I am voting on;) Definitely want both.

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