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sshah55
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Implicit measures

Hello 

can I switch off IMPLICIT measures for all numeric tables in my PowerBI file ?

 

I seem to remember that @PatrickLeBlanc of GuyInACube suggested this somewhere but I can't recall where. 

Thank you

Sunil 

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v-huijiey-msft
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Hi @sshah55 ,

 

It's right as Greg_Deckler said.

 

Please follow these steps:

 

1. Before proceeding, you need to enable a feature -- File>>Options and settings>>Options>>Select "Preview features">>Select ”Model explorer and Calculation group authoring”.

vhuijieymsft_0-1708941790819.png

 

2. Go to the "Model" tab >> Select "Model" under the "Data" pane >> Select "Semantic model" >> Enable "Discourage implicit measures".

vhuijieymsft_1-1708941790824.png

 

3. Or click the Calculation group above. When trying to create a calculation group, if the "Discourage implicit measures" property is turned off, you will be prompted to open a dialog window asking you to open it to enable creation of the calculation group.

vhuijieymsft_0-1708941860656.png

 

By enabling this property, Power BI no longer displays summation symbols next to data columns in the Data pane, thus discouraging the creation of implicit measures. It also prevents data columns from being added directly to visuals on aggregate axes or as values. However, existing implicit measures that have been created in the visual will continue to be valid.

 

For more information, please refer to the following documentation link:

Create calculation groups in Power BI (preview) - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

Best Regards,
Yang
Community Support Team

 

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If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

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v-huijiey-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @sshah55 ,

 

It's right as Greg_Deckler said.

 

Please follow these steps:

 

1. Before proceeding, you need to enable a feature -- File>>Options and settings>>Options>>Select "Preview features">>Select ”Model explorer and Calculation group authoring”.

vhuijieymsft_0-1708941790819.png

 

2. Go to the "Model" tab >> Select "Model" under the "Data" pane >> Select "Semantic model" >> Enable "Discourage implicit measures".

vhuijieymsft_1-1708941790824.png

 

3. Or click the Calculation group above. When trying to create a calculation group, if the "Discourage implicit measures" property is turned off, you will be prompted to open a dialog window asking you to open it to enable creation of the calculation group.

vhuijieymsft_0-1708941860656.png

 

By enabling this property, Power BI no longer displays summation symbols next to data columns in the Data pane, thus discouraging the creation of implicit measures. It also prevents data columns from being added directly to visuals on aggregate axes or as values. However, existing implicit measures that have been created in the visual will continue to be valid.

 

For more information, please refer to the following documentation link:

Create calculation groups in Power BI (preview) - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

Best Regards,
Yang
Community Support Team

 

If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution  to help the other members find it more quickly.
If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

Greg_Deckler
Super User
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@sshah55 In the Model tab:

Greg_Deckler_0-1708364689345.png

 


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I'm sorry Greg, I could not find that setting ...eas this in the service or desktop ? Thank you Sunil

Thanks @Greg_Deckler for a very quick response ! I'll try it as soon as I'm in front of PowerBI desktop. 

regards 

Sunil 

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