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JWifoe
Regular Visitor

DAX functions dropdown suddenly looks (and works) different

Hi there,

 

I have a problem since yesterday:

 

The dropdown menue which appears wenn you start to key in a DAX function look suddenly different and also doesn't provide the preview of the syntax any more. (see screenhots below)

 

Most probably this a very simple thing, but I don't know where to look anymore. I already reinstalled Power BI Desktop anew, but without any change.

 

Maybe somebody has an idea.

Best regard

 

This is what it looks like now:

 

JWifoe_0-1634215265002.png

 

This is what it looked like before:

 

JWifoe_1-1634215703231.png

 

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v-yangliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @JWifoe ,

You need to click the small button next to it when writing a formula:

vyangliumsft_0-1634540063292.png

After that, the formula will display part of the parameter prompt:

vyangliumsft_1-1634540063296.png

In the October Desktop version, the DAX announcement column prompts are replaced with M style, and all parameter prompts are no longer displayed. You can use the September or earlier version or propose an Idea on the website and vote:

https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/

There is also Dax formula website for reference:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

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

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v-yangliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @JWifoe ,

You need to click the small button next to it when writing a formula:

vyangliumsft_0-1634540063292.png

After that, the formula will display part of the parameter prompt:

vyangliumsft_1-1634540063296.png

In the October Desktop version, the DAX announcement column prompts are replaced with M style, and all parameter prompts are no longer displayed. You can use the September or earlier version or propose an Idea on the website and vote:

https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/

There is also Dax formula website for reference:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

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

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@JWifoe , These are because of the Oct-2021 update, new things have been rolled out.  I saw someone mentioned that on Linkedin. My file is still not auto-updated so have old icons

 

Type a function , post that should suggest a column name

fraza
Frequent Visitor

JWifoe is right.

 

Something is up with my DAX formula bar as of today only.  I cant fix it.

 

This is what I get on any functions in DAX now.  (Looks just like M).  I cant seem to get it to change.

 

fraza_0-1634215188661.png

 

fraza_1-1634215219004.png

 

Just loaded up another machine with a different copy of Power BI.

 

This is what the above screenshots should look like...

 

fraza_0-1634220414936.png

 

and

fraza_1-1634220468897.png

 

 

speedramps
Super User
Super User

Hi JWifoe

 

The 2 screen prints you have shared are different because in the first one you are inputting the Command, so the commands are listed.

 

Whereas in the second example you have already typed the command "COUNT(",
so the all tables and fields are listed.

 

It has always worked liked that.

 

 

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