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salvalcaraz
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SSDT does not include measure format options

Hi,

 

We work with tabular models in SSAS, and we have always encountered difficulties in the development of our dashboards whenever it involved options for formatting measures (especially data type and category), which cannot be configured through the SQL Server Data Tools interface in Visual Studio.

 

This is what you get in Desktop when importing measures from the model in SSAS.

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A (not very suitable) workaround we have been using is to hardcode these parameters directly into the JSON file of the model, with all the maintenance issues that this entails.

 

Are there any plans to include these options in SSDT in the future?

 

Greetings.

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v-yiruan-msft
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Hi @salvalcaraz ,

You can use External Tools such as DAXStudio, ALMToolkit, and Tabular Editor which display in External Tools ribbon. You can perform live performance analysis of the model with DAX Studio, perform comparisons of the model metadata with ALM toolkit, and update measures, calculation groups, perspectives, and metadata translations with Tabular Editor. The update will be synchronized with Power BI Desktop and reflected in your report visuals.

External tools in Power BI Desktop - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

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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.

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v-yiruan-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @salvalcaraz ,

You can use External Tools such as DAXStudio, ALMToolkit, and Tabular Editor which display in External Tools ribbon. You can perform live performance analysis of the model with DAX Studio, perform comparisons of the model metadata with ALM toolkit, and update measures, calculation groups, perspectives, and metadata translations with Tabular Editor. The update will be synchronized with Power BI Desktop and reflected in your report visuals.

External tools in Power BI Desktop - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

vyiruanmsft_0-1694499681598.png

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.

As you said, Tabular Editor allows metadata translations.

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Still, this is something that could be added to SSDT too so the full metadata layer can be controled from one single tool.

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