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Anyone who uses PowerBI long enough has had a PBIX with 50-60 measures and it has become time consuming and tedious to mantain. In Excel you can do a quick find/replace to edit several formulas - in PowerBI you need to select each one individually. An "excel-like" interface for editing measures would save a lot of time! This would take PowerBI to the next level regarding productivity. I've prepared a mockup for this as well as a DAX Editor. Let me know what you think.

Mockup: https://i.imgur.com/z6TBOQb.png?1
STATUS DETAILS
Under Review
Ideas Administrator

We've been leaning on the community tools like Tabular Editor, DAX Studio, BISM Normalizer, to provide high-end DAX editing capabilities. We don't have any short-term plans to add more DAX management tools to the product, but we'll be looking at ways to better integrate those tools. 

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ótima idéia!!!

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YES!

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Excellent idea. Microsoft please move ahead with this.

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Actually All we need is the ability to separate the Model from the data from the visualization in the PBI.

I already use Excel, Power Query the PowerBI Object Model and VBA to Author my Data Models in Excel in PowerPivot. (800+ Measures!) from standard analytical Patterns

I use he Import from excel in Power BI Desktop to Bring the mode into PowerBI. and then To Service

The Problem is that once this is done and you create the Visualization Layer, you cannot go make and make major changes to the Model without recreating the Visualization Model. either way the maintenance of the Model is Time Consuming and Tedious which ever way you go rom there

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This would help with visibility to our expressions too. I'm always looking back through expressions to see what other fields were referenced and it is very time consuming. Half the time, I feel like I am blind, while working on new expressions. I'd love to be able to see them all simultaneously, especially when one must be calculated first and then another and another. It would help to be able to see all of them at once to see the flow.

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While you're at it, it would be great to create a repository or library where you can export your Dax measures and share them among your many dashboards. So often I find myself creating the same measures over and over (not from scratch but thru copy paste). I started copying my measures into Excel and then keep that as my repository, but it would be great if we could "Export measures to library" so we could share. To see all measures that you've created in one place would be great!

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This will definitely help to speed up development. Especially during tedious copy/paste - change column/metric name in formula!

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You could develop a graphical interface where formulas are boxes with inputs and outputs and links to data tables and other formula boxes! See software like Blender 3D (Nodes) or 3DSmax! It's so boring to learn a language for every application!
When will Microsoft take the step of the 90s in terms of user interface?