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Creating a new Calculated Column gives error in latest Power BI version


I have the September 2019 version (2.73.5586.561) of Power BI installed. When trying to create a new calculated column on any model, I first get this strange bug which loads for about 10 seconds:



I get the below errors at different times and in different cases, resulting in a freeze in Power BI, whereafter I have to End Task and re-open PowerBI.





The most explanatory error though is this one:



Here are the details from the error. After this error it gets stuck on Working on it again.


Any ideas on what the problem might be?


Both the July version (2.71.5523.821) and the later September version (2.73.5586.984) have the same issues.


Kind regards,



Status: New
Advocate III

I have isolated the error.


We open Power BI using a .bat file to simulate it "as opened from a different account", in this case the client service account. This is to enable Windows authentication on all the data source connections using the service account, ensuring sustainability once we leave the client.


The .bat file contains the below:

runas /netonly /user:<domain>\<serviceAccount> "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Power BI Desktop\bin\PBIDesktop.exe"

The errors mentioned above only occur when opening Power BI in this way. I don't know why, I just know that this is what causes the errors.


Any ideas on what might be causing this?

Community Support

Hi @Rian_II


The issue should be related to the service account. I would suggest you create a support ticket to let engineers look into the issue on your side. 


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Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Advocate III

Hi @v-qiuyu-msft , 


Thanks for the inputs. I'm confident that there's no issue with the service account as I also get the issue when opening PowerBI with my organisation account (also with the .bat file).


I found some extra issues. I can also not create any new relationships in the data model (also get the errors above).


I tried creating the support ticket, but I need admin approval for this...


Is this the PowerBI Tenant Admin?