cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
apoprio
Frequent Visitor

Governance, Possibility of enabling comments in the columns of the entities (DATAFLOWS)

Good Morning!!!

I would like to suggest to Microsoft the possibility of inserting comments/description in the columns of the entities that are created in (dataflows).
This will help a lot with the idea of making accesses more flexible for users, who often have doubts about what information is in that column of the entity.

3 REPLIES 3
apods1979
Helper I
Helper I

@ibarrau 
The suggestion is to exist (comments or descriptions) for the columns of the entities that are generated for DATAFLOW, all via script (Power Query / M script)...
...and not DATAMART or DATASET!!!
See in the print below, that it only exists (comments or descriptions) at the level of entities and not columns...

apods1979_0-1655843586871.png

 

Hi apods1979. Like I said before. You can add descriptions to datamarts and datasets. If you or apoprio want to suggest an idea like adding comments for dataflows, then go ahead to the following site and do it:
https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/

That's the web address for new ideas 🙂

I hope that helps,


If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Happy to help!

LaDataWeb Blog

ibarrau
Super User
Super User

Hi there. I'm not sure what you mean with comments. You can add description to many items inside PowerBi. It's a property for the item. You can find it in Model View (relationship view). Once you click on one item (table, column, measure and rls rule), you can find several fields under properties. One of those is "Description". You can find more about it here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/april19/business-intelligence/p...

The option is available for datasets and datamarts. You can suggest that for dataflows at: https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/

I'm already using that with the "Document model" external tool from Data-Marc. The tool creates a report for understanding the model. You can check more about it here: https://blog.ladataweb.com.ar/post/680074717792796672/powerbi-documentar-detalles-del-modelo-con-un

I hope that helps,


If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Happy to help!

LaDataWeb Blog

Helpful resources

Announcements
August 2022 update 768x460.jpg

Check it Out!

Click here to learn more about the August 2022 updates!

August 1 episode 9_no_dates 768x460.jpg

The Power BI Community Show

Watch the playback when Priya Sathy and Charles Webb discuss Datamarts! Kelly also shares Power BI Community updates.

Power Platform Conf 2022 768x460.jpg

Join us for Microsoft Power Platform Conference

The first Microsoft-sponsored Power Platform Conference is coming in September. 100+ speakers, 150+ sessions, and what's new and next for Power Platform.

Top Solution Authors