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AAS recently implemented Calculation Groups with big fanfare.

However any SSAS / AAS Cube that has *any* users using Power BI in Live Connect mode cannot add this feature to their cube. I would be willing to bet this is > 95% of all Microsofts Cube customers.

The problem is that any graphical visual (i.e. not table/matrix/card) will not honour *any* format string (static or dynamic).

This means that any simple measure that shows a % will show as a decimal 0.01 instead of 1%.

This is such a jarring issue for users it means that we cannot use the great new feature because Power BI has only allowed Matrix and Table to honour the Format String as defined in the model

I've contacted the support team and I'm told that the dev team are only expected to start working on this during this summer with no ETA.

A real shame that Microsoft's flagship reporting tool cannot work with Microsoft's flagship OLAP database until then. Our users were looking forward to reducing the number of measures to 0.2 of what they were (sorry, that should be 20%, couldn't resist :) )
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Hi everyone. This is an issue we're actively working on, and while we don't have a firm ETA yet, we're aiming to get it out by the summer. I know that's a little way off but please understand it's a priority for us! Thanks for your patience Will

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Any further update on this?

This issue has just tripped me up on smart narrative visual (arguably not GA yet), but text based measures no longer show because the addition of calculation groups have caused the all text measure to be of type variant.

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Any status on this?

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Summer is here, is it not? Could we please get an update?

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Having the same issue, do we have a view on when "Summer" is?

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Great you guys are working on this Will. Is there any indication on when this is expected to be fixed?

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Thanks Will for your attention to this - we were excited to implement for one of our longest-standing clients, but this is causing a lot of issues (that took me a lot of searching to find out that I wasn't the only one. Thanks to the author of this thread.

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Can we get an update on when this issue will be fixed? Thanks!

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Hi, any ETA? Hope it comes to SSAS and PBI Report Server, we really need it, such a shame it makes all the programmers effort unused ...

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Any update on an ETA for this at all?

Just to add to the comments below, I can confirm that removing any formatstrings from all calculation groups does indeed get us back to the base formatting of the selected measure at least.

I've found as well though that using a FORMAT () within the formula for a Calculation Item does carry through correctly which has got me to a point at least where I can make use of Calculation Groups, though still not quite ideal.

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Another issue is that exporting data from a matrix that uses a Calculation Group gives an empty file. Could you also please address this issue?
Thanks!