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Helper I
Helper I

Replace a broken field in a visual

I used the Tabular Editor tool to change the names of many of my measures. Unfortunately I must have done something wrong. The names were successfully changed, and the references to those measures were updated in other formulas. However, references to those fields in visuals were somehow invalidated. (As an aside, this is very possibly user error, and i'd love to be informed how I could have managed this better).


So now I've got a bunch of field references in visuals that are broken, with a good bit of formatting already present on the broken fields.


I know I can simply redrag the fields over to the visual to recreate them. However, then I need to reset all the formatting, which is quite a cumbersome procedure. Does anyone know how to replace an invalidated field reference in a visual, while preserving the formatting on the existing invalidated field?

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @MasterP ,


As far as i know there's no such feature.

You may submit this idea through below link. 


Best Regards,


Community Support Team _ Jay
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to help the other members find it.

You could try to duplicate your visual (copy/paste), make the changes, and then use the Format Painter to copy formatting from the initial to the new.  That may still be field specific but an easy thing to try.




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