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SSAS vs SQL table import - Text summarize behavior is different

When I import a text field from SQL into Power BI, I have a few options to show the text in a Matrix which allows me to have a MAtrix view like so:

 

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This is what I want. the aggregations available for the "Advertiser" column are First, Last, Count, Count (distinct). In the red box the field is of type Text and in the blue box it's uncategorised and dont summarise. 

 

Compare the same field loaded into an SSAS Tabular Model Cube: 

 

 

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I only have the aggregations of Count, Count (Distinct) and in the red box it doesnt define a data type - it tried to make it a number all the time. 

 

How do I define in my SSAS Tab Model to treat this field like Power BI does? I want to see the First Text in each column....

 

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v-yuta-msft
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Hi cousinlarry ,

 

Based on your screenshot, you are connecting to SSAS with live connection mode, right? In live connection mode, you are not allowed to create calculate column or measure(if your model is multi-dimensional model) to achieve aggregation value. Please refer to this blog: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/Power-BI-Live-connection-vs-Import-comparison-and-li....

 

In addtion, value in your column are text, so the aggregation way only can be "count of", you can select "Don't summarize" in the field of matrix chart.

 

Regards,

Jimmy Tao

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v-yuta-msft
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Community Support

Hi cousinlarry ,

 

Based on your screenshot, you are connecting to SSAS with live connection mode, right? In live connection mode, you are not allowed to create calculate column or measure(if your model is multi-dimensional model) to achieve aggregation value. Please refer to this blog: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/Power-BI-Live-connection-vs-Import-comparison-and-li....

 

In addtion, value in your column are text, so the aggregation way only can be "count of", you can select "Don't summarize" in the field of matrix chart.

 

Regards,

Jimmy Tao

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