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Stuck at evaluating with Power BI cleaning tool

Hi all,

I wanted to optimize my model by deleting measures and columns I do not need, so I decided to download the Power BI cleaning tool gen 2 from However, when I try to connect it to my pbix file, I get stuck at 'evaluating' while loading the queries. Does anyone have an idea what the reason could be that I'm facing this issue? 

When I try to do it with a much older, simpler version, of my model, it does work.

Kind Regards,



Super User
Super User

Hi @BorisTPL ,
Please try the newest beta-version that isn't published yet:
Feedback very much apprectiated.



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Hi @BorisTPL ,

Power BI cleaning tool gen 2 from should be a thired party tool. How much time 'evaluating' keep when you try to connect it to pbix file? Will it show error other warning? This may take time to load pbix file.

Did you select ignore Privacy Level when you connect it to pbix file?


You may refer to this blog to get more details about Power BI Cleaner Gen2.

Or you can try other tools like Dax studio to achieve your goal.

For referecene: How to identify Measures not used in your pbix file


Best Regards,
Rico Zhou


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Hi @BorisTPL 


Best person to answer you this is @ImkeF  the original user.


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