Considered Change: Ordering Measure Results

Jul 21, 2014 at 4:47 PM
Edited Jul 21, 2014 at 4:56 PM
Currently measures are listed in the order that they are captured from their source document (the source document is extracted from an unzipped Excel file and located under the customXML folder).

This change would put the measures for each Excel file in alphabetical order: table name, measure name and then expression.

The expected value would be: time savings in locating a specific measure in a model of many measures (it is not unusual to have models with 40 or 50 or more measures). This benefit would be multiplied for measures containing references to other measures (common in well-designed models). An additional benefit would be accelerating the understanding of the model, since measures belonging to the same table would be listed together.

If this considered change has value to you, please comment.
Aug 1, 2014 at 4:19 PM
Change implemented in v. 1.1 (current version as of 01 Aug 2014).