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Updating Power BI Dataset Compatibility Level

Kurt Buhler wants the newest toys:

In the monthly updates for Power BI, there may be new features that appear for preview. For example, in the April 2023 update, dynamic format strings for measures released into preview. This feature allows you to specify a DAX format string expression for measures, like you already could do with calculation groups.

In Power BI, these features become readily available once enabled from the ‘Preview features’ section of the ‘Options’ menu. However, when you are connected to a dataset or metadata with Tabular Editor, the properties will not be visible. That’s because behind-the-scenes, Power BI upgrades the model compatibility level when using a preview feature for the first time.

Click through to learn how.