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I see big value in creating a visual that can display the results of a DAX query. One way this could be deployed is a follows.
* Add the new visual to the report canvas
* Write a DAX query that returns a table (of course) and add this to the visual
* The visual would respect any cross filtering coming from the report just like any other visual.

This would give report writers very granular control to display records without having to use a table visual and a measure that triggers the display of the correct records.
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At the moment we don't have any plans to implement this. It sounds like it's mostly useful for learning/training? If there are other 'production' scenarios that you think it'd be useful, where a regular table/matrix wouldn't work, please let us know in the comments!

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M

I'm finding I need this more and more. There are workarounds, but this would be an elegant solution to so of the more demanding customer requests that cannot be built with the UI.

M

A simple use case for such a feature would be histograms and dynamic bucketing : how many sellers have had between 0-1000 customers , 1000-10000, … withing the current context.

This currently requires adding a dummy dimension to our model and write a dedicated measure that is more convoluted than required.

M

I totally agree with the last comment made on 2020 feb 5th, it could be great to make your own DAX script to avoid the issues when filtering the visual by a measure

M

One of the most important use cases of a dedicated DAX table visual is performance, especially when filter a table by a measure. I've done tests where the SUMMARIZECOLUMNS query that Power BI generates for a table takes 2-3x longer than an equivalently optimized version that I write using my own DAX. Same results, slower performance.

M

Even in a more general sense a concept in tabular similar to Views in sql would be great. A calculated table that includes current evaluation context/does not actually evaluate until it is called. If this could be another "table type" that a user/report developer could click and drag columns from this could be even more useful.

M

For sure would be good (to production environment) to create complex dax measures wich returns data table. (like Dax Studio does :) )

M

Very Very useful in debugging complex dax measures.

M

This would definitely help in building some complex queries (RANKX comes to mind) with multiple filter conditions - the truth is that wrapped DAX expressions can become very frustrating to dissect very quickly.

M

This isn’t learning training. This is development. It is very diff in a complex measure that isn’t working to figure out what is going on. This would allow us to see to tables a function returns without having to fire up DAX Studio on the side.

M

'@Will Thompson: This isn't a training/learning feature at all. This is an advanced feature for people who know DAX well and want to be able to make reports more sophisticated than what is possible by dragging/dropping fields and measures.