Formula editor in Power BI Desktop

The formula editor (often referred to as the DAX editor) includes robust editing and shortcut enhancements to make authoring and editing formulas easy and intuitive.

Use the formula editor

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts to increase your productivity and streamline creating formulas in the formula editor.

Keyboard Command Result
Ctrl+C Copy line (empty selection)
Ctrl+G Go to line…
Ctrl+L Select current line
Ctrl+M Toggle Tab moves focus
Ctrl+U Undo last cursor operation
Ctrl+X Cut line (empty selection)
Shift+Enter Insert line below
Ctrl+Shift+Enter Insert line above
Ctrl+Shift+\ Jump to matching bracket
Ctrl+Shift+K Delete line
Ctrl+] / [ Indent/outdent line
Ctrl+Home Go to beginning of file
Ctrl+End Go to end of file
Ctrl+↑ / ↓ Scroll line up/down
Ctrl+Shift+Alt + (arrow key) Column (box) selection
Ctrl+Shift+Alt +PgUp/PgDn Column (box) selection page up/down
Ctrl+Shift+L Select all occurrences of current selection
Ctrl+Alt+ ↑ / ↓ Insert cursor above / below
Ctrl+F2 Select all occurrences of current word
Shift+Alt + (drag mouse) Column (box) selection
Shift+Alt + ↓ / ↑ Copy line up/down
Shift+Alt+→ Expand selection
Shift+Alt+← Shrink selection
Shift+Alt+I Insert cursor at end of each line selected
Alt+ ↑ / ↓ Move line up/down
Alt+PgUp / PgDn Scroll page up/down
Alt+Click Insert cursor
Home / End Go to beginning/end of line

The following articles provide more information about formulas and DAX in Power BI Desktop.