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Measure Properties Greyed Out in Model View

Where to submit bug?

Hello, I have searched for a long time to try and submit a bug but there is just no real location to do such things so I'm posting here. If support team want's a bug report, I need a dedicated link to submit it for I cannot spend anymore work time jumping through hoops to try and submit a bug.


PowerBI Desktop Issue

With that being said here is the issue: Properties for measures do not populate. I know they have moved to the model view however, when selecting a measure, this is what I see:



However, some measures do show the properties:


This is the expected result.


Project Setup and Steps to Reporduce


I have downloaded the newest version of PowerBI Desktop:



Data Model: Connected to Analysis Cube

We manage this cube however, this is a one-off custom report I'm building and cannot alter the structure of our cube due to other reports and automations that are linked to it.


Therefore, I have 20+ new measures I created. In order to organize these, I have been putting them into custom Display Folders. Everything was working for a while but after project startup the last two times, the Properties in the Model View for the desired measures do not populate. Which means I can no longer add display folders. One work around was deleting the measure and recreating it however, this didn't work everytime. It would take multiple attempts which is just not efficient.


Due to the aforementioned issues, I skipped using display folders and just created every measure for I'm on a timeline to deliver. I hope to be able to go back to each measure and organize them into a display folder that makes sense but, I cant. Why? Because the properties do not populate. This is a bug, not a feature. 


To reiterate, Display Folders are my only option to organize the new custom measures for I cannot do it in the script or tabular editor. This will alter the structure of our cube and that is not a desired outcome since this is a one-off report with specific needs.


Please, someone help.


Thank you,




Community Support
Community Support

Hi @adamziegler ,

I have just tested it a couple of times and everything is working fine for me.

2.128.952.0 64-bit (April 2024)
2.128.1177.0 64-bit (April 2024)

power bi semantic model

I can categorize new measures into old folders and I can create new folders.


For folders and metrics in the semantic model, the attribute is grayed out and you need to go back to the semantic model to modify it.


It might be beneficial to gather more information about the specific measures that are experiencing this issue.

Are there any specific data types or DAX expressions used in the measures that fail to show properties?
Have you noticed any patterns or similarities in the measures that exhibit this behavior?

Or try
1. clear cached data 

In Power BI Desktop, go to File > Options and settings > Options. Under GLOBAL, select Data Load, and then select Clear Cache.

2. uninstall and clean Power BI Desktop completely and reinstall it.

Best Regards,

Community Support Team


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