Author calculation groups
|Enabled for||Public preview||General availability|
|Users, automatically||Oct 11, 2023||-|
Significantly reduce the number of redundant measures by reusing common business logic in complex semantic models. Enhance DAX readability and reduce semantic model maintenance overhead.
Calculation groups address an issue in complex models where there can be a proliferation of redundant measures using the same calculations - most common with time intelligence calculations. For example, a sales analyst wants to view sales totals and orders by month-to-date (MTD), quarter-to-date (QTD), year-to-date (YTD), orders year-to-date for the previous year (PY), and so on.
Calculation groups have been part of Power BI as an engine-only feature. With this enhancement, you'll be able to author calculation groups using first-party tooling in Power BI Desktop.