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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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      • Shanoob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        With this feature not yet updated to Power BI, unable to use the application at its best.

        Unable to work on dashboards with such restrictions of not being able to write a dax against the live cube.

        Very much disappointed.

      • Reza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        FRUSTRATING if anyone from Power BI team reading these comments!!!!

        Without that we cannot:
        1- deal with (Blank) on cards
        2- Show selected filters in text box
        3- Query from more than one data source
        4- Grouping
        and so many other things that other developers trying to do.

        We cannot move to Tabular model Until a TRUE MANY-TO-MANY table configuration is possible or to have MULTIPLE RELATION between fact tables and Date table implemented.

        Cannot use hack to do one or another.
        Microsoft should consolidate all these feature before promoting new features.

      • Trinath commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Man, they took more than year to atleast update the status ? Damn, a clear ignorance.

      • Daniela commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Definitely mandatory Feature in Power BI!!! Cannot create every time a measure in the cube when I need one.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How can an idea from an year ago, with 1087 votes and hasn't even been evaluated...
        I know microsoft is trying to force companys for tabular model, but there are several companys that still use multidimensional models...

      • DamienK commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was surprise to see that this feature was not implemeted yet ... I need this but I can't ... The problème is that I don't want to create all my measures in the SSAS cube !
        I am waiting for an update soon ;)

      • Shanoob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please add this feature, it will be very useful.Also when we select a date hierarchy into a basic filter, the "relative" option is missing, this is due to data type set as text for the date field. IF this can be fixed on Power BI side, it would be great.

      • GI commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please!!!!!!!!!!! It's working with tabular, surely you can get it working with multi dimensional models.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Every other idea with more than 1000 votes has a reply from Microsoft against it but this one, and this is the single most important thing for Power BI adoption in the FTSE 100 company I work for.

      • Salonic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Could you please provide an update on this topic ?
        Is it something that can not be implemented in power bi ?

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