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The newly introduced Query Dependency view is phenomenal but what we really need is a Measure Dependency view. Here is what it might look like: http://ppvt.pro/2eXKndh
And a video detailing this idea: https://youtu.be/sYjBB_Ef66M

In one of my production models I have 60 Queries, but I have 200+ measures! I believe that is typical; usually I build Queries and Measures as lego blocks, combining simpler ones into more complex ones needed in the end. In fact I needed it so badle that I attempted to build a Measure Dependency view using NodeXL. While that works, it's a lot of heavy lifting. How cool would it be, to just click a button on Power BI Desktop and see all your measures in a Dependency tree!
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This would be useful for my current project, as we have over 100 measures. Some are having performance issue, I would need to trace to the issue. Thanks.

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Great idea. Wolud be nice to see calculated columns in the same view.

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This would be really useful! Mainly in large reports, in which you can easily have hundreds of measures, it is impossible to remember which measures will be affected by a single change in one measure.

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Please, this will help us a lot

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Also being able to ctrl-click [Measure name] in the editor to navigate to this measure would be great!

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A dependency tree until you reach fields.
And also for calculed columns against other mesures or fields

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With XMLA endpoint on Power BI datasets (Premium), you should be able to get the dependencies using a query like this:

SELECT * FROM SYSTEMRESTRICTSCHEMA ($SYSTEM.DISCOVER_CALC_DEPENDENCY, [KIND] = 'NAMED_DEPENDENCY')

More info here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/analysisservices/2017/07/17/whats-new-in-sql-server-2017-rc1-for-analysis-services/

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Avi, great idea. I posted the following before I saw that it was a very similar suggestion...

Measures that reference and depend on other measures can be difficult to trace and debug. To make this easier, provide the option in the field list to show the measures that are referenced by other measures. This should be optional and performed individually for each measure to avoid unnecessary performance overhead. Here's a conceptual mockup:measure dependency (on my blog here: sqlserverbi.blog/2019/08/06/power-bi-product-suggestion-show-measure-dependencies/ )

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Definitely need this on Measures.

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This kind of functionality is crucial for building complex reports!