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julienvdc
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Editing table/column/measure name in data model without breaking reports

Hi there,

 

I have a couple of reports sourcing a data model. I've recently realized that whenever I change the name of a table, column, or measure in that data model, all reports that are getting data from that model will break on the visuals using those table/column/measure. 

 

The visual will break because they can't find anymore the table/column/measure due to name change...

 

Is there anything I can do?

 

I am unable to rename those in the report themselves...

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v-xiaotang
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Community Support

Hi @julienvdc 

Thanks for reaching out to us.

If you rename column or measures in Power BI Desktop, then the names will change accordingly in visual. If you rename columns in Data Source, go to Power Query and open Advanced Editor, edit the column name. For other cases, you need to recreate the visuals.

 

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _Tang

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v-xiaotang
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @julienvdc 

Thanks for reaching out to us.

If you rename column or measures in Power BI Desktop, then the names will change accordingly in visual. If you rename columns in Data Source, go to Power Query and open Advanced Editor, edit the column name. For other cases, you need to recreate the visuals.

 

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _Tang

If this post helps, please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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