Power BI Quick Measures

Paul Turley has a post on the new “Quick measures” functionality in Power BI:

I had added the new Quick Measures feature to Power BI Desktop in the Options/Preview page.  This, apparently disables Quick Calcs and enables Quick Measures.  Although it flustered me me for a minute in front of an audience, I found this to be welcome news.  So, what is Quick Measures?  It’s a DAX calculation generator that automatically writes useful measures.  Here’s how it works…  Start by right-clicking or clicking on the ellipsis for a numeric column in the Field list and choose Quick measure…

The Quick measures dialog prompts for the necessary fields, which might be different for each calculation.  The tool generates appropriately formatted DAX calculations.  It even includes conditions to raise errors if used in the wrong context.  There are currently 19 different calculation variations that the tool will generate.  Following are two examples.  Creating a Quick measure from my [Flights] measure and choosing the Airline field for categorization produces this calculation:

Looks to be interesting.  Read the whole thing.

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