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Ghuiles
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Is there a way to retrieve all measures?

Hello

 

Is there a way to retrieve all measures from one pbix file and export or copy them to a txt file?

That would help for further documentation and as well mass changes if needed.

Cheers.

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Phil_Seamark
Employee
Employee

Hi @Ghuiles,

 

Yes there is.  You can run a DMV query against the Tabular cube.

 

Essentially you need to connect to your Power BI Desktop instance from a tool such AS Sql Server Management Studio (or MDX Studio) and issue the following Query

 

SELECT [CATALOG_NAME] as [DATABASE],
    CUBE_NAME AS [CUBE],[MEASUREGROUP_NAME] AS [FOLDER],[MEASURE_CAPTION] AS [MEASURE],
    [MEASURE_IS_VISIBLE]
FROM $SYSTEM.MDSCHEMA_MEASURES
 
This will output information on your measures

To learn more about DAX visit : aka.ms/practicalDAX

Proud to be a Datanaut!

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Hello 

 

I found a better solution, following that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYlIp1PrBcA

 

2017-04-03 19_25_13-DaxStudio - 2.6.0.png

 

Basically, in the DAX Studio, you click on MDSCHEMA_MEASURES.

You get an SQL, execute it and you got a lot of details on your measures. 

That you can of course export directly to Excel.

 

Cheers

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Phil_Seamark
Employee
Employee

Hi @Ghuiles,

 

Yes there is.  You can run a DMV query against the Tabular cube.

 

Essentially you need to connect to your Power BI Desktop instance from a tool such AS Sql Server Management Studio (or MDX Studio) and issue the following Query

 

SELECT [CATALOG_NAME] as [DATABASE],
    CUBE_NAME AS [CUBE],[MEASUREGROUP_NAME] AS [FOLDER],[MEASURE_CAPTION] AS [MEASURE],
    [MEASURE_IS_VISIBLE]
FROM $SYSTEM.MDSCHEMA_MEASURES
 
This will output information on your measures

To learn more about DAX visit : aka.ms/practicalDAX

Proud to be a Datanaut!

Anonymous
Not applicable

Hi Phil, 

 

This is very helpful. I wonder if DAX Studio can acheive the same result.

Can I use the same query to extract all measures at once and perhaps copy to another dataset to be used in PBI?

 

Thanks!

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