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!
Sairam S Simha commented
Definitely a requirement. Part of a leading manufacturing/automation organization, being agile on our feet with data is extremely important.
+100 from my end.
Yes we need it and will surely do much help rather going back to cubes.
Nigel Frost commented
This feature is really needed by my client, using Power BI online. They hold back-office transport data that will be stored in SSAS Cubes, and accessed securely by their customers, as a live connection. Admittedly it's my error for not doing due diligence, but if we'd known this functionality wasn't available we would probably not have gone the Power BI route. So yes please, on Desktop and Online!
Anirudh Goel commented
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!
To be able to use the new measure in the live connect mode would be fantastic
Yes it is helpful.
Yes, please!!!!! Calculated columns on live data would make live much easier.
This is the feature which is stopping us of using PowerBi.
This would solve a lot of problems for us... including making hyperlinks within SSAS models work in a table/matrix.
Yes, please!!!!! Calculated columns on live data (Power BI Service) is super critical!!!!
Artur Tolstenco commented
Yes, please! And could we get, Rename and New Group as well?
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 English commented
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.