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Calculated measures when live connected to MDX cubes

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 measures against multidimensional models too.

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

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please include creation of Dax measures when connected to an Multidimensional Cube.

  • Henrique. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature is very important for some analyses in Power BI, so that i think it must be on of the priorities to be improved.

  • Paul Southerland commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is needed to get data from an SSAS cube into a Power BI visualization. I was genuinely surprised that this functionality was not already in Power BI.

  • Brad Dietz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How is this not already a part of power bi? My company moved to a live connection and I can't do anything in power bi

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please include creation of Dax measures when connected to an Multidimensional Cube. It would be extremely helpful.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please include this for multidimensional cubes as well. Within Excel it’s possible- why not within PowerBI?! Only then we can use PowerBI for our customers...

  • 江松茂 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's very important when user want to design more powerful report in power BI.
    the limitation also limit the reporting in power BI.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This idea was shared by the Power BI Product Manager, and is one of the top ideas, yet there has been no update for almost 2 years. At least give us an update please.

  • Greg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Calculated measures are a super common extension of multidimensional data! Why does Power BI not support this feature?!? Welp, back to Excel for me!

  • Dave FInk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think the most frustrating aspect of this is that my users had access to this functionality in EXCEL when connected to OLAP cubes.

  • Karo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any updates ? It would be a milestone in case of using Power BI ...

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