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alexdurok Helper I
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Re: Formatting SSAS values with a Live connection - (WAS working until November 2016)

Hello @v-shex-msft, would you be able to follow-up on this topic?

 

I opened a MS ticket and the PBI team said they're aware of the issue. So far we have no ETA and most of all, no workaround.

 

I would have understood if that functionnality had never worked, but here you can't just simply remove a functionnality by mistake and do nothing about it or offer no workaround. Several users have been formatting fields for over a year now!

 

Displaying 3.00 instead of 300% is really confusing for the end-user. This is a fundamental piece for the user adoption of your self service BI.

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Re: Formatting SSAS values with a Live connection - (WAS working until November 2016)

Hi @alexdurok,

 

As far as I know, this feature is by design and I haven't heard the clear release date from power bi team.

 

Perhaps you can vote the idea to improve the priority of release features:

Better support for SSAS MD formatting

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
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alexdurok Helper I
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Re: Formatting SSAS values with a Live connection - (WAS working until November 2016)

Hello @v-shex-msft,

 

I don't understand, what do you mean "by design"? Do you mean formatting is not supposed to work or it is supposed to work?

 

Just to be clear: it was working (at least some limited formating options such as Percent or "+#,##0.00%;-#,##0.00%"). I did not change anything (same calculations, same formatting, same cube, same everything). And suddendly I lost the formatting.

 

I'm not asking for a better support for SSAS MD formatting (altough I think it's a great idea and a mandatory feature).

 

I'm just asking the engineers to look at this feature that has been removed. I went over the issue with a Power BI engineer and he clearly noticed that the exact same measure was showing up correctly formatted before in Power BI Desktop + Power BI Online.

v-joto
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Re: Formatting SSAS values with a Live connection - (WAS working until November 2016)

^Bump ... Any resolution to this? 

luitwit
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Re: Formatting SSAS values with a Live connection - (WAS working until November 2016)

Any news on this? I still encounter this issue on a On Premises Power BI Report Server: percentage-formatting in tables is correct, percentage-formatting is other visuals is incorrect.

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