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When using direct query you should be able to change a date axis to show only the month. This works using excel or when doing a transform but neither of these are possible using DirectQuery. Even workarounds like FORMAT can't be used with direct query. This really needs fixing!
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How is it even possible that this isn't automatic?!?!?!?

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Very much needed! - workarounds don't work at all or have not the same functionality, please make this a feature

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6 years pass by and people are still looking for this feature. Why isn't it implemented.

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Coming from tableau I tried for several hours trying to figure out why date hierarchy wouldn't show up. Disappointing that such a basic reporting need is not built in yet.

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Tableau has natively this option in it "Direct Query"...

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Please fix this!

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This creates a large amount of extra work for everyone using DirectQuery - which I would assume is the vast majority of users.

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Date hierarchy using direct query should have been available from beginning considering how most database data is reported. You shouldn't have to rely on a voting system, waiting for others to realize that this is a big problem.

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I can't believe this functionality is not natively available. The work around of creating new columns and using DAX time functions is laborious to say the least! PLEASE MAKE THIS FEATURE!

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Another comment - because this really needs to be done.