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Helper I
Helper I

Formula bar is not visible


Hello All,


I've downloaded a pbi report from power bi online. When i tried to open it up and modify one of the measure, to my surprise, formula bar is not displayed. Not only for the measure, but for everyother thing in the report, formula bar is not visible (Except for Date table, which is a calculated table, formula bar is visible). I've tried in Query Editor and chekced the Formula bar check box, but that didn't helped me. 


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Appreciate any help on this.

Frequent Visitor

Hi! One of my colleagues has the same problem. Is this a bug?

Regular Visitor


I just had the same issue. I saved the report and reopened it. It helped. But I don't know why it disapeared.

Super User
Super User

When you don't have a measure selected, the formula bar does not show up.  Click on Modeling > New Measure and you should see it then.

Not applicable


Unfortunately that is not the case here.. even if i click on any measure or column, formula bar is not visible.


Is there any way of hiding the formula bar for end users who downloads the report and opens it in PBI desktop (that's what i did in this case) ?

@slanka , did you come up with a solution on this issue?

The missing formula bar may be associated with the data source. If your report is connected to a Power BI dataset that was not created in your report, the measures will appear as normal in the fields panel, but they can not be modified and the formula bar will not appear when you select one of the measures. You will have to open the report that is the origin of the data set before you will be able to see the formula bar and modify the measures

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