on 9/30/2021 11:09:58 PM
Thanks, we are currently looking at supporting this, no timelines yet though.
It would be nice with some kind of organizing level above the table level in a (tabular) data model in Power BI, SSAS etc. For instance, by using "Display folders" to include measures, columns etc. from multiple tables in the same folder.
There's a lot of business value to tap into between and across organizational boundries and tables, or from a wider overview, which is restricted by the tables as the top level in larger data models.
The concept quickly and superficially illustrated by a fictive AdventureWorks example: https://oxcrx34285.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/166559i041B82FEAEB0C494/image-size/large
Maybe one could also have a choice between showing the traditional table views and this virtual folder structure, when one needs the underlying tables/table structure for whatever reason.
That would make my and other's life so much easier! It just makes sense
Any form of organization in the Fields pane would be super helpful. At LEAST it should mark/sort/group tables coming from different connections together. There are also first class, second class, and third class tables that are currently all sitting together in the same view, displayed as equally important.
This feature is nearly a must if you add lots of tables to your model or tables from different sources. Yes, you can rename them, but it gets nasty. Thumbs up for this idea!
This would be helpful. Especially to keep disconnected tables and calculation groups separated from all other tables.
We already use folders for columns and could definitely use it for tables
A very important feature to build powerful semantic layer
Please merge with https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=828cdf79-6b04-4eed-912e-a30e2e4d43eb
This would be so helpful when working with large models. Renaming tables should be the last resort, really. And the arbitrary sort order of the alphabet is probably the most unsuitable one.
Folders would be great, or the ability to drag and drop tables to change the order in which they appear.
I support this idea. I am in a situation where I am managing a power bi dataset that includes data from multiple data sources in attempt to streamline my workflow. I can only do so much with standardizing the table naming convention and it would make it easier if I can group the tables in their own display folders, similar to a measure table.
We need this functionality! :) I'm tired of naming all my tables DIM_ and FACT_