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zaforir2002
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CONCATENATE greyed out

It is wired but, it seems like the CONCATENATEX function is greyed out on the power bi desktop (June 2017 version). I'm using SSAS live data connection (direct query). 

 

I want to concat a list into comma separated string... for example...

List:

1. Apple

2. Orange

3. Banana

 

Output:

Apple, Orange, Banana

 

But when I tried to use the CONCATENATEX function into a measure, it is greyed out, CONCATENATE is working fine, not the CONCATENATEX.

 

Anyone have or had this wired problem, many thanks.

 

Regards,

Zafor.

BI Analyst and Developer @ Queen Mary University of London, UK.
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Hi @v-jiascu-msft,

 

I have figured out the problem, it was the SSAS server version, the CONCATENATEX function works with 2016 SSAS server, therefore I have upgraded the server and it is working fine... many thanks for your reply.

 

Regards,

Zafor.

BI Analyst and Developer @ Queen Mary University of London, UK.

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v-jiascu-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @zaforir2002,

 

I think this is locked due to something about performance. We can check the option to make it active.

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Best Regards!

Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Hi Dale,

 

Thanks for your reply.... I did try what have you suggested and restart the Power BI desktop for changes to take effect... still no luck... Man Sad

 

Concatenatex.png

 

 

FYI, I'm using SSAS connect live data connection to a tabular model, I think this is to do with the SSAS live data connection as I have tried on flat file connection and the concatenatex function did work. 

 

SSAS.png

 

I don't know how I can do this for the SSAS live data connection dataset... Smiley Sad

 

Regards,

Zafor.

BI Analyst and Developer @ Queen Mary University of London, UK.

Hi @v-jiascu-msft,

 

I have figured out the problem, it was the SSAS server version, the CONCATENATEX function works with 2016 SSAS server, therefore I have upgraded the server and it is working fine... many thanks for your reply.

 

Regards,

Zafor.

BI Analyst and Developer @ Queen Mary University of London, UK.

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