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DAX Studio 2.6.0a

Rating:        Based on 5 ratings
Reviewed:  5 reviews
Downloads: 26160
Released: Dec 22, 2016
Updated: Dec 22, 2016 by dgosbell
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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The 2.6.0a release is a simple re-packaging of the previous 2.6.0 release. Somehow someone tagged the previous release as malicious and Chrome now refuses to downloaded. It's been checked using and 55 out of 55 Antivirus scanners reported the file as being safe

New Features

  • Added support for multiple result sets (works for Power BI Desktop and SSAS 2016)
  • Changed Connection dialog so that connection types that are unavailable are just disabled instead of being hidden.
  • Added the ability to connect to SSDT Integrated Workspaces.
  • Added a link to the dowload page from Help - About when a newer version is available.
  • Added parsing of record counts in Server Timings for SQL 2016 / Power BI Desktop.
  • Improved metadata search performance and the search box now stays open when it has keyboard focus.
  • When querying measures the Formatting from the data model is now applied


  • Fixed an issue where Query Plans and Server Timings would not start when connected PowerPivot.
  • Fixed an error when using the locale setting in the connection dialog
  • Fixed an issue with hidden animations running causing background CPU usage even when the app was idle.
  • Fixed crashes when refreshing metadata (also affects the automatic refresh when switching back to DAX Studio after editing your model).
  • Fixed PowerPivot connections so that they stay connected when you open another Excel file.
  • Fixed blank column headers in the results when running DMV queries
  • Fixed file outputs, csv and tab had been switched

Reviews for this release

This is a very good editor with a great potential but it could be even better :) Two things are missing: being able to change the font of the query and not handling variables (it should at a minimum do what the standard M$ tools do, like Excel). Variables should appear in Intellisense. If they don't, it makes the experience a bit frustrating, especially when queries are getting long. Also, would it be possible to add a pane splitter so that different parts of a query can be viewed at the same time? Anyway, I understand the development effort and understand as well that it takes a lot of time to implement/test things correctly. Please keep up the splendid work. Thank you very much for this helpful tool.
by darlove on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:55 AM
This tool is great. I use it frequently when developing DAX expressions. The download issue where browsers falsely reported a virus has been addressed - I was able to download and install this version, where previously I could not.
by tlaresch on Jan 17, 2017 at 2:53 PM
No problems downloading this with Chrome. As allways, great tool that just keeps getting better.
by johanlb on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:34 PM
Unable to download it as marked as malicious by Firefox. It looks interesting and I would love to use it if I could just download it
by Bodders on Jan 4, 2017 at 12:56 PM
Unfortunately even this download is marked as Malicious from Chrome and scanning it with virustotal 1 false positive is detected
by fabjoe72 on Dec 22, 2016 at 4:57 PM