Main Screen

The following image outlines the main sections of the DAX Studio user interface
  1. Ribbon Control
  2. Metadata Panes
  3. Query Editor
  4. Output Panes
  5. Statusbar

Current feature set

Dax Studio works as both an add-in for Excel 2010/2013 and as a standalone program and provides the following functionality:

Proposed future feature set

We are always on the look out for new feature ideas. These are kept on the project's issue list. You can vote for existing ideas/issues or add your own.


If you have issues running Dax Studio there are some logging settings that can be enabled to help diagnose the issue.

There is also a small PowerShell dependency script which will print out the versions of the .Net framework and the 2 Microsoft dependencies. The links to the 3 external dependencies which Dax Studio requires are listed on the Installer page.

If you get the error "Not loaded. A runtime error occurred during the loading of the COM Add-in" for the Excel add-in you can try enabling the environment variable as detailed in these instructions to display a more detailed error message


Dax Studio is using the following open source libraries, without these it would not exist in it's current state:

Last edited May 30 at 6:32 AM by dgosbell, version 25