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

Below are some of the features that we have planned for future releases
These and other proposed features can be found on the project's issue list. You can vote for existing ideas/issues or add your own.
  • improved query trace visualisations
  • Recent Files list
  • storing of query history
  • extract measure definition into a query


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


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

Last edited Jul 29, 2015 at 2:52 AM by dgosbell, version 21