This is a continuation of the post from last week. Where I discovered by accident smart guides. Next thing I discovered was Syntax Highlight. Again another update — rather preview feature — I missed.
I tell customers to update their PowerBI Desktop frequently as Microsoft updates it monthly. However, I get caught in daily grind and forget about my own updates. So I miss important functionality that will make my life easier.
I was working on a function in Power Query Language (M Language) in advance editor. However, I was running older version, so editing code was in single color (black).
Now most of the code for Power Query is written by Power BI (thank-god). But if you had to do some custom coding, then you are on your own. No syntax high-light, now brackets intelligent. It got very frustrating when working on a more complex code.
So after turning on preview feature “M Intellisense”, now …
Again, I was jumping up and down. Because I hated writing all black code. I am a developer at heart. And all Microsoft IDE have syntax high-light. It was a big disappointment PowerBI did not have this. Next thing that was disappointment in PowerQuery no intellisense. Whoever heard of Microsoft products without, I was in hell. Dam it! Looking up references for each function was nightmare. This update made that pain go away! Yeeeh for preview features *bows*.
See, my PowerBI life is complete! Yes! Well until the next thing that gets me all happy :).