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Power BI Desktop October 2016 Update Issues



I want to share some issues I found with the October update:


  • 2 Power BI files files I opend warned me that a measure had the same name of a table (this a figured out later) and that was not allowed. I changed the name of the measures and now it is fine.


  • 1 Power BI file I opened, didn't open at all. It reported a circular reference and didn't give me access inside the file in order to fix it.

Regarding this last issue, it was kinda serious because if it was one of my main Dashboards I could be in trouble. The only workaround I found was to open a new empty Power BI file and import my old file as if it was a model, bust instead changing to see all files (*.*). Once I imported, I got the same circular reference error but I was then able to fix it, beucause it successfully imported my file.


In this same issue, what caused the circular reference was a order by column. Previously the update, I had a related table with the order in which I would like to sort another colum. It was working fine, now I didn't manage to make it work. I broke the relationship between the tables and used LOOKUPVALUE, tried SWITCH, and none worked. I can't sort the column by another column anymore.


My main concern here is that some errors prevent you from opening a fully functional file before the update and thank God I tried to import to a new file in order to get access to my non-working file.


I hope this help people around with similar issues.


Ok. I was just sharing here the workarounds!

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You should report these kinds of issues in the Issues forum here:


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Ok. I was just sharing here the workarounds!

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