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SSAS Live Connection - How to add new measure - Power BI

Hello Team,


I started working on creating power bi reports and one of the report is to pull data from cube. Below is the scenarios,


  1. I created a report and selected Import option. I have columns as Orders and Visits. I need a extra column called average value as Orders/visits and i created calculated measure and it looks good. The issue is, this data will not refresh daily. I need to refresh the report daily manually. Then i want to create live report. The issue is in Step 2.
  2.  I created a report and selected Direcy Query. I have the columns orders and visits. I am not able to add measure or new column when connected via direct query. How can i add the column or measure to get Orders/visits. Is there any way to add new measures.

Please let me know.







As @deldersveld said, it's not supported to create measure when opening live connection to SSAS. You have to create those measures within your tabular model.



You cannot add measures with a live SSAS connection. You can read more about it here:

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