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Column Header Auto-Resize

Hi Guys,


There is an option on the new matrix preview to turn on or off column auto-sizing that I have an issue with. Even after I turn this off in the preview though it seems to still resize when I drill up/down and if I switch on word wrap it will still resize the column. This is the only step preventing me from finalising my report and publishing it to a wider audience as it's very inconvenient to see all tables resize. 






Hi @Abduvali,


I could reproduce this behavior in my environment. I have reported this problem internally. Thanks for your sharing.


Yuliana Gu

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Hi @v-yulgu-msft,


Do you know if there is a fix for this problem yet?  Or a work around?





Hi @margauxbrand@v-yulgu-msft,



Seems like there was a bug that was causing it but after November update all good now on my side.


@v-yulgu-msft can you please close the thread.



Thank you.





Hi @Abduvali & @v-yulgu-msft,


I have the latest version of Power BI desktop (November 2017 update) and my problem is that the width of the columns don't stay as I manually amended them to be.  Which I understood was the same issue @Abduvali noted a while ago.  You say that it is fixed, do you mind commenting on the method I list below of how I go about doing this?  I am obviously missing a trick..


The steps I follow:

- using Power BI Desktop (November 2017 update)

- create a matrix visualisation

- matrix has 4 columns and 4 rows of which the column names are longish and in order to fit more visualisations on the page, I want to manually amend the width of the columns

- manually resize the width of the columns

- navigate to the format section for the visualisations, under column headers select 'Auto-size column width' = Off and 'Word wrap = On.


Once the above is done and looks all ok, I navigate to another tab and when I come back to the one I amended the width has been reset to what it was originally again.


Any advice on a step that I have missed?








Hi @Abduvali & @v-yulgu-msft,


I have worked out that even though it is not displaying correctly on my Power BI desktop, the report actually displays as intended once uploaded to the web.





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