Skip navigation

Has Alias Field Indicator

score 41
You have not voted. Active

What

Please make it visible if fields & parameters have members with aliases.

 

Why

Because field & parameter member aliases are not recognized in calculated fields

It is a flag that keeps dashboard authors aware of potential issues

It reduces number of errors in dashboards

It reduces time spent debugging

It educates [hints] users about issues related to member aliases

 

How

The asterisk symbol is already in use for Has Alias and thus also good to use as field & parameter indicator:

Has Alias Field Indicator.png

The indicator should also be seen in Describe Field and Edit Data Source window as suggested  here.

Some warning should be seen in the calculated field editor as suggested  here.

Quick overview on/off button that emphasizes aliases in use in canvas, filters, etc.

 

Related

Data item indicators

Indicator for renamed field name

Use ‘Groups’ in Calculated fields

Workbook Consistency Check

Alert of Aliases in Calculated Fields

 

Questions

2015-03-24  Re: Alias Values: Quick Filter Sorts and access to the Alias Values in Formulae

2015-02-26  Parameters and alias

2014-10-21  Inherit aliases through calculated fields

2012-04-05  MID() Bug

Comments

Vote history