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Main Screen

The following image outlines the main sections of the DAX Studio user interface
  1. Ribbon Control / File Menu
  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 Sep 11, 2016 at 9:43 PM by dgosbell, version 26