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Analyze in Excel -- then add a new measure?

I have a dataset in the Power BI service.

 

I discovered that if I create a new .pbix file with Power BI Desktop, and I use the "Power BI service" live connection to connect to my dataset, then in my Power BI Desktop file I can create new measures based on that dataset. The new measures exist locally in this .pbix file only. Very cool.

 

With Analyze in Excel, can I create my own custom measure, in a similar fashion? I tried, and...

  • Unlike an Excel workbook having its own Power Pivot model, if I right-click in the Fields area, there is no option for "Add Measure."
  • Unlike a standard Excel pivot table, I cannot add a Calculated Field by going to Analyze --> Fields, Items & Sets --> Calculated Field.

Drat! Am I missing something? Is there some way to do this?

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Re: Analyze in Excel -- then add a new measure?

@kevhav,

Please vote up the above idea and add your comments there. Once the requirement is mentioned by customers for many times, the product team may consider to add this feature. Your feedback is valuable for us to improve our products and increase the level of service provided.

Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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Re: Analyze in Excel -- then add a new measure?

I found this idea, requesting that "Analyze in Excel" have the capability of creating implicit measures, by adding a numeric field (but not a measure) to the "Values" field well. The idea is even in "PLANNED" status.

 

That is similar...and would probably solve some of our requirements.

 

But it would also be good if we could define our own explicit DAX measures, on the fly, in an Excel workbook using Analyze in Excel.

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Re: Analyze in Excel -- then add a new measure?

@kevhav,

Please vote up the above idea and add your comments there. Once the requirement is mentioned by customers for many times, the product team may consider to add this feature. Your feedback is valuable for us to improve our products and increase the level of service provided.

Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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