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Show measure dependencies in the field list

Measures that reference and depend on other measures can be difficult to trace and debug.  To make this easier, provide the option in the field list to show the measures that are referenced by other measures. This should be optional and performed individually for each measure to avoid unnecessary performance overhead.  Here's a conceptual mockup:measure dependency

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Daniel_Amico
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Hello @paul_turley this is an excellent idea but I think you posted it in the wrong place. The link for the ideas forum is

 

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Ideas/ct-p/PBI_Comm_Ideas

 

Once you post there we can vote for it 😊

 

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Yes, and it references and even older suggestion that Avi made here: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/16783000-measure-dependency-view-....  I'm going to reports my suggestion as a comment to Avi's post and redirect others to vote for it there.

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Daniel_Amico
Regular Visitor

Hello @paul_turley this is an excellent idea but I think you posted it in the wrong place. The link for the ideas forum is

 

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Ideas/ct-p/PBI_Comm_Ideas

 

Once you post there we can vote for it 😊

 

chass
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

Yes, and it references and even older suggestion that Avi made here: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/16783000-measure-dependency-view-....  I'm going to reports my suggestion as a comment to Avi's post and redirect others to vote for it there.

chass
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

For it is worth i think this is available in Reza's Power BI Helper Tool

https://radacad.com/power-bi-helper

 

Chuck Sterling
edhans
Super User
Super User

Excellent idea, and something is definitely needed. I'd rather see something visually though that looked like the Power Query Dependencies view vs an outline where measures are repeated depending on their predecessors.

 

But anything is better than what we have now, which is nada.



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