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lucasrm
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Organizing measures when using a shared dataset

Hello everyone,

 

I'm currently using a published Power BI dataset to create many reports. This dataset contains a measures empty table.

 

In the reports using the Power BI dataset, I create the measures needed and place them into the empty measures table. The problem is that some of these reports contains sometimes 30+ measures so it becomes really ugly and unorganized.

 

Inside these reports, I'd like to be able to organize the new measures by grouping/creating folders. Unfortunately, this is only possible when modifying the dataset pbix file.

 

Does anyone know a way around it? Is this already a published Idea that we can upvote (I couldn't find any)?

 

Thanks for the help,

Lucas

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Hi @lucasrm ,

Sorry that I missed this important information: connect to a shared dataset. Since it connect to a shared dataset, it will be a live connection mode. And only report-level measures can be created, no calculated column and table can be created. Therefore, there is no way to create another measure table or folder...

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Community Support Team _ Rena
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v-yiruan-msft
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Hi @lucasrm ,

Please review the content in the following links, hope it can help you create proper measure table/folder.

Creating Measure Table and Folders inside in Power BI Desktop

Measure Tables in Power BI

Power BI - Organize Measures with Measure Table

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Community Support Team _ Rena
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Hi @v-yiruan-msft ,
As I explained in the post, none of this is possible when using a shared Power BI dataset.

 

Best regards,

Hi @lucasrm ,

Sorry that I missed this important information: connect to a shared dataset. Since it connect to a shared dataset, it will be a live connection mode. And only report-level measures can be created, no calculated column and table can be created. Therefore, there is no way to create another measure table or folder...

Best Regards

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

Hi @v-yiruan-msft ,

 

Yes... I don't see why one one is talking about it. We are able to create report-level measures but we cannot organize it. The feature literally exists but we are blocked from using it.

 

This is really the only thing that is turning my experience with a live connection quite unpleasant.

 

Thank you anyway for the answer,

Best regards,

Lucas

amitchandak
Super User
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@lucasrm , If I got it correctly, You can create subfolder. But for that, you need to have access to the model view.

 

In the model view, you can select a few measures and under properties, you can give a subfolder name.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9oDIL8nbu0

 

But in live dataset, you might not get this view, check on right click in field in data or report view

Hi @amitchandak , I do have access to the model view but I'm not able to create folders or place measures into folders :

 

We can see that the Display folder is grayed out.

 

examplemeasure.PNG

Anonymous
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live report doesnt allow to create a folder for local measures. This is kinda trash from Microsof along with not creating calculated columns or groups

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