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Power KPI Matrix - Multiple languages usage SSAS KPIs

When using live connection to SSAS, the visual won't work properly when accesed with different language installations of power BI Desktop or by users using different languages in Power BI service. 


This is because column mapping is different for multiple languages because SSAS names for KPIs (Goal, status) changes. Configuration for column mapping should be set in a way it is language independent.


We have used the same KPI matrix to display two KPIs. One mapping was set in a spanish Power BI Desktop and the other in the english version.

"Margen Bruto" was set from the spanish version

"Eficiencia" was set from the english version


Spanish (left) vs English (right)

Spanish Power BI DesktopSpanish Power BI DesktopEnglish Power BI DesktopEnglish Power BI Desktop

If you open the column mapping from the other version the values for the mappings are lost, because they no longer match. Here the spanish version is looking for "KPI - Eficiencia Status" as set from the english PowerBI Desktop.

Spanish Power BI DesktopSpanish Power BI DesktopSpanish Power BI DesktopSpanish Power BI Desktop

 Note that KPI Indicator Value is not lost because it is the same name.



The bug also happens in Power BI Service.

 Language set to englishLanguage set to englishLanguage set to spanishLanguage set to spanish


Tested with Power BI Desktop app (from Windows store, sept 2018) and Power PI Desktop (may 2018, aug 2018, sept 2018). Power KPI Matrix 2.1.4 (6/6/2018, last version available)


Thank you for your time

Community Champion
Community Champion

Thanks for reporting this issue. We'll investigate how to support all of languages.


Ignat Vilesov,

Software Engineer


Microsoft Power BI Custom Visuals

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