August updates for the Azure Analysis Services web designer


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August updates for the Azure Analysis Services web designer

Last month we released a preview for the Azure Analysis Services web designer. This new browser which is a based experience will allow the developers to start creating and then managing the Azure Analysis Services (AAS) semantic models quickly and easily. While SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) and the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) are still the primary tools for the development, this new experience is intended to make the simple changes for fast and easy. It is great for getting started on to a new model or to do things such as adding a new measure to a development or production AAS model.

Today we are announcing the first set of updates which include a mix of fixes and the new features. In the coming months, we will continue to evolve the web designer to allow for the easier and more advanced model creation in the web. New functionality that includes the following:

DAX syntax for highlighting the measures

Adding measures which are a bit simpler with the use of a multi line code for the editor which recognizes the DAX formula syntax.

New mini map in the JSON editor

The model JSON editor will now include a mini document map on the right-hand side for making browsing the JSON document simpler.

Display folder and a hierarchy support in the query designer

You can now use hierarchies and the display folders when graphically designing queries.

Table relationship editor

Create a new relationship or edit an existing one between the table with the new relationship editor dialog.

Copy server name

When we are needing to connect to your server from other tools such as SSMS or SSDT, you can now simply copy your full server name from the server blade.

You can now try the Azure Analysis web designer today by linking to it from a server in the Azure portal.