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Abhaykumar
Microsoft
Microsoft

Dynamic column name

By passing parameters and renaming using power query, I am setting the column name dynamically:

    #"Renamed Columns" = Table.RenameColumns(ModelOutput1,{{"Dimension1", Dimension1}, {"Dimension2", Dimension2}})

However visuals associated with this column name are giving error if I change the parameter value (from what was its initial value):

 

ModelError.png

 

Is there a way that I can use parameters for a column name and still have the column consumed in a visual?

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ImkeF
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No, thats not possible. 

The column name is the identifier of your column. Different name -> different column. The data model has no idea/connection to what has been done in the query editor.

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ImkeF
Super User II
Super User II

No, thats not possible. 

The column name is the identifier of your column. Different name -> different column. The data model has no idea/connection to what has been done in the query editor.

Imke Feldmann (The BIccountant)

If you liked my solution, please give it a thumbs up. And if I did answer your question, please mark this post as a solution. Thanks!

How to integrate M-code into your solution -- How to get your questions answered quickly -- How to provide sample data -- Check out more PBI- learning resources here -- Performance Tipps for M-queries

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