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Luca Liu
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How to Use DAX Studio to Retrieve All Measures in Power BI


DAX Studio is an incredibly powerful tool that allows Power BI users to view and analyze their data model in great detail. One of the key features of DAX Studio is its ability to extract all measures from a Power BI file, providing users with a comprehensive list of calculations used in their reports. In this blog post, we will guide you through the simple steps to achieve this using DAX Studio.

Step 1: Download and Install DAX Studio

To get started, you'll need to download and install DAX Studio. Visit the official DAX Studio website ( and follow the instructions for installation on your machine. Once installed, open DAX Studio to begin the process.

Step 2: Open Power BI Desktop

Launch Power BI Desktop and open the Power BI file from which you want to extract the measures.

Step 3: Connect DAX Studio to Power BI Desktop

In DAX Studio, click on the Connect button and select Power BI from the available options. This will establish a connection between DAX Studio and the Power BI file you have open.

Step 4: Retrieve All Measures

Once the connection is established, you can use the following DAX query to retrieve all measures from the Power BI file:


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Simply paste this query into the DAX Studio query editor and execute the query. The results will display a list of all measures, along with their respective details, such as name, description, and expression.

Step 5: Analyze and Export the Results

Now that you have retrieved all measures, you can analyze the results within DAX Studio or export them to a CSV file for further analysis or documentation.


In conclusion, using DAX Studio to retrieve all measures from a Power BI file is a straightforward process that provides valuable insights into the calculations used in your reports. By following the simple steps outlined in this blog post, you can easily access and analyze measures within your Power BI data model, enhancing your overall understanding of the data and calculations used in your reports.

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  2. click run

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