Looking for Tabular Editor 3?

Tabular Editor 3 is the evolution of the open-source version. It is available on commercial terms with a free 30-day trial at tabulareditor.com.

Easily build, maintain and manage Tabular Models

Tabular Editor provides an intuitive hierarchical view of every object in your Tabular Model metadata. Columns, Measures and Hierarchies are arranged in Display Folders by default. You can edit properties of one or more objects, by (multi)selecting them in the tree. A DAX Editor with syntax highlighting lets you easily edit the expressions of Measures, Calculated Columns and Calculated Tables. Getting started.

Integration with Power BI Desktop

Boost your Power BI Desktop productivity with Tabular Editor. Easily make batch changes to DAX measures and unlock advanced modelling capabilities such as Calculation Groups and Perspectives. Power BI Desktop automatically refreshes visuals and the field list when Tabular Editor saves the changes. Read more.

No workspace database required

Tabular Editor lets you work offline by opening a Tabular Model directly from a Model.bim file. You can save your changes back to the file, or deploy the model to a Tabular server. You can also open a Tabular Model that was previously deployed to a server, make offline changes and then deploy those changes back to the server with a single click.

No downtime even on huge Models

Since Tabular Editor only considers model metadata, you can load huge models with 100s of tables and 1000s of measures, and apply changes instantly. The model is not validated until you deploy it, and you are responsible for recalculating the model when the need arises. Compared to Visual Studio, this means you will never again have to wait for the workspace database to catch up, whenever you change a property on an object. Tabular Editor also supports Azure Analysis Services and Power BI Premium Datasets through XMLA read/write.

Lots of features for increased productivity

Tabular Editor lets you easily clone measures, columns, hierarchies and even entire tables. You can use CTRL+Z / CTRL+Y to undo and redo changes. You can multiselect and drag objects between Display Folders, tables and even across models. Perspectives and translations are applied in the context of individual objects, and you can apply filters to quickly locate objects in the model. Advanced users may use scripting to support their preferred workflows, and scripts can be saved as Custom Actions for easy invocation directly in the Explorer Tree.

Build better quality Models

Tabular Editor introduces the Best Practice Analyzer. A tool that lets you define global or model-specific rules using a simple expression language. At any time, you can check whether objects in your model satisfy the rules. For example, you can create rules to check if naming conventions are kept, if metadata properties are set up correctly, if columns containing numeric values are hidden, if visible objects are exposed in perspectives, etc. The sky is the limit.

Get started today!

The tool is open source and completely free. Download it from the release page to get the latest version.

If you need more information, check out the Getting Started documentation.