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tzuckerscharff
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Is there a way to display all data sources used in a report?

I developed a fairly complex "dashboard" in PowerBI and am now trying to clean it up.  I want to delete all unused data sources and pair down everything else.  My problem is that I don't see a way to easily display which data sources are being used by some element in the report and which are not.  Something like the Query Dependencies view for reports would be nice :-).

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@tzuckerscharff See if this helps: Power BI Cleaner Gen2 is here – The BIccountant


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tzuckerscharff
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This is solved with one caveat, The tool referenced on the page greg refered to is still in beta.  Measure Killer is a third party tool for pbix files.  It is not completely automatic, in case you are worried it will destroy your creation.  I would however make a backup of the pbix file and run it on the backup (just my backup 2 cents and paranoia).

I ended up deleting some tables/fields with the tool and most by hand with help identifying them with the tool.  It seems to me from what I can tell, that fileds with the same name in different tables may be identified as the same.  For instance, I have two tables with financial data, both use the name cancer related annual project dc, but the one table that has older data is saying that the field is used in the visual, but it is the newer table (funding from spreadhseet), with the field cancer related annual project dc that is actually showing.

 

I also discovered that hiddden visuals count, which is both good and bad, depending on how you hide your visuals.

Greg_Deckler
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@tzuckerscharff See if this helps: Power BI Cleaner Gen2 is here – The BIccountant


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@Greg_DecklerTurns out that tool has been retired, but there was a link there to a tool called measure killer which might do the trick.

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