So I realize many people come to Power BI from the Excel world. But I am sure there are lot's of people coming from the open source world. From our perspective a query is a little program and programs should be managed in a SCCS like Git. That way I can version queries, share them with others who can make changes and import them into whatever report I need them.
Here is another scenario where storing in something like Git is so important: In Excel and O365 you can store power queries in a Power BI site - but that is a disaster. I did it once, my Excel file crashed and I lost 2 hours of query work. I said to myself, great I saved them on O365 I can just reuse them - but of course all I got back was a link to some internal binary. The "original" query is stored in the Excel file but since that file crashed and burned without having a recoverable backup of the lost work - all that work went down the tubes.
I did find this little post online, but the approach seems to require you have the text file in a local directory, so I'm not sure its relevant for published reports on powerbi.com
Anyone have any good ideas besides copy/paste functions into reports?
If not, I will add it as a feture request and anyone interested can upvote it.
Please do file this as a feature request. Of course, nothing prevents you from storing code in GitHub and copying it manually into your query -- but this is obviously tedious and error-prone. I personally keep code samples at https://gist.github.com/CurtHagenlocher