Automatical checking and improving of Data Model with Tabular Editor
Tabular editor as a nice tool. It can find some troubles in data model and sometimes even fix them.
We are not talking about obvious errors (like syntax). It´s more about troubles related to low performance or poor readability of model.
How to start?
Let´s have your Tabular Editor connected to Power BI Desktop.
In Advanced Scripting Window run this code:
- System.Net.WebClient w = new System.Net.WebClient();
string userName = System.Environment.UserName;
string url = "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/microsoft/Analysis-Services/master/BestPracticeRules/BPARules.json";
string downloadLoc = @"C:\Users\"+userName+@"\AppData\Local\TabularEditor\BPARules.json";
Then close and reopen Tabular Editor.
In Tabular Editor press F10 (or go to Tools / Best Practice Analyzer).
See the result:
It shows parts of model, that don´t comply with Microsoft best practices. In some of them, you can simply use right button and solve it.
The fix is written back to Power BI Desktop file.