Essential BI Tools

  • v1.0.6 - Oct 20, 2023

    Bravo for Power BI

    Bravo for Power BI is a free open-source tool that helps you create a Power BI model with a simple user interface.
  • v3.0.11 - Nov 21, 2023

    DAX Studio

    DAX Studio is a tool to write, execute, and analyze DAX queries in Power BI Designer, Power Pivot for Excel, and Analysis Services Tabular. It includes an Object Browser, query editing and execution, formula and measure editing, syntax highlighting and…
  • v2.25.0 - Jul 5, 2024

    Tabular Editor

    Tabular Editor is an editor alternative to SSDT for authoring Tabular models for Analysis Services even without a workspace server.
  • v2.1.0 - Dec 19, 2021

    VertiPaq Analyzer

    VertiPaq Analyzer is useful to analyze VertiPaq storage structures for a data model in Power BI and Analysis Services Tabular. A complete description and short tutorial are available in the article Data Model Size with VertiPaq Analyzer. VertiPaq Analyzer requires…
  • v1.1.3 - Oct 31, 2020

    Analyze in Excel for Power BI Desktop

    Analyze in Excel for Power BI Desktop is an external tool for Power BI Desktop that with a single click creates a new Excel PivotTable connected to the data hosted in Power BI Desktop.

Online Services

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    DAX Formatter

    DAX Formatter is a free tool by SQLBI that transforms raw DAX formulas into clean, beautiful and readable code. See more on
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Other Tools

  • v1.0 - Jun 6, 2022

    Contoso Data Generator

    Contoso Data Generator is a free open source tool to generate sample Contoso databases on SQL Server based on a star schema. You can customize the database generated in size and data distribution, developing your version of the Contoso database.…
  • v1.18 - Nov 30, 2021

    DAX Date Template

    DAX Date Template is a Power BI template file containing a fully-featured Date table. This template spares the user from writing the required DAX expression – as well as in setting the necessary properties to define display format, hierarchies, and…
  • v1.0.0 - Aug 18, 2021

    Power BI Push Tools

    Power BI Push Tools is a set of open-source tools to work with Power BI push datasets. Read Implementing real-time updates in Power BI using push datasets instead of DirectQuery to learn the architecture of solutions based on push datasets…
  • v5.0.44 - Jul 27, 2023

    ALM Toolkit

    ALM Toolkit is a free and open-source tool to manage Microsoft Power BI datasets: Database compare, Code merging, Easy deployment, Source-control integration, Reuse definitions, Self-service to corporate BI. It is based on the source code of BISM Normalizer, which provides…
  • v1.0 - Mar 7, 2022


    pbi-tools bring Power BI projects under source control, enabling professional development workflows and enhanced governance. Available for free and with open source code (MIT License) on GitHub.
  • v0.4.60 - Jul 10, 2024

    MDX Studio

    MDX Studio is a tool that was developed by Mosha Pasumansky, a former Analysis Services developer. This tool is invaluable when writing a MDX query: you have a code formatting feature, an embedded system to analyze query performance and many…
  • v1.1.3 - Sep 17, 2017

    SSAS Tabular Translator

    SSAS Tabular Translator is an editor for the JSON translation files exported and imported by SQL Server Data Tools, for a Tabular model compatibility version 1200 or later.
  • v5.0.0.5 - Dec 12, 2019

    BISM Normalizer

    BISM Normalizer is a free and open-source tool to manage Microsoft Analysis Services tabular models.
  • v1.10 - Dec 31, 2018

    Power Pivot Utilities

    Power Pivot Utilities is an Excel add-in (based on a collection of VBA macros) that helps in documenting PowerPivot models and facilitates the creation of pivot tables connected to the data model.
  • v1.0.0 - Dec 28, 2016

    SSAS Events Analyzer

    SSAS Events Analyzer is a simple monitoring system that can be easily applied to any SSAS server with minimal effort.
  • v1.1.0 - Sep 15, 2017

    SSAS Activity Monitor

    SSAS Activity Monitor is an open source tool to monitor the current activity (sessions, transactions, connections, and locks) on an Analysis Services instance. It works for both the Tabular and Multidimensional mode.
  • v2.0.0 - Mar 27, 2017

    DAX Editor

    DAX Editor is an extension of SSDT that makes it easier to edit DAX measures in a Microsoft Analysis Services Tabular project. It is compatible with Visual Studio 2015, it is not compatible with later versions of Visual Studio.
  • v1.0.0 - Apr 4, 2011

    Visio Forward Engineer

    Visio Forward Engineer is an Office 2010 add-in that provides Visio with the ability to script the database creation of a data model. Though it presents several limitations, it helps Office Visio users create simple data models using the Visio…
  • v0.6.0 - Sep 9, 2006

    DateTool Dimension

    DateTool is a special dimension containing regular members that act as calculated members similar to those generated by the Time Intelligence Wizard, without some of the limitations of the Time Intelligence Wizard. 
  • v1.1.0 - Oct 12, 2011


    DtsToSsis-Prepare is a command line tool that prepares a DTS package for a better migration to an SSIS package. This article describes the needs for this tool and how to use it. The project is freeware – the full source…
  • v1.1.0 - Jul 11, 2006


    SqlBulkTool is a command line utility that is used to quickly create a mirror of a database. It reads its configuration from an XML file containing source and destination command strings and a list of all the tables to mirror.…
  • v1.0.0 - Jan 30, 2007


    MdxScriptUpdater is a simple C# class that simplifies updating MDX Scripts into a cube in a production environment. MdxScriptUpdater is provided in form of a sample source code as is.
  • v1.0.0 - Feb 8, 2007


    Distinct is a partially blocking component that removes duplicates from one flow.
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    TableDifference is an SSIS custom component designed to simplify the management of slowly-changing dimensions and – in general – to check the differences between two tables or data flows with SSIS.
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    FlowSync is a component that will make two or more flows of data in an SSIS data flow package run at the same speed, by stopping one flow if the others run too slowly. The project is freeware – the…
  • v1.0.0 - Jan 1, 2011

    SQLBI DtExec

    SqlBiDtExec is a tool that makes it easy to launch SSIS packages on a remote server, using WCF as the transport medium to both request package execution and fetch all the logs and events from the package in order to…
  • v0.1.0 - Apr 7, 2011


    MirrorManager is a tool that implements the Mirror phase of the SQLBI Methodology in a semi-automated way. It handles the partitioning and aging of imported data.
  • v1.0.0 - Mar 7, 2022

    Action BI Toolkit

    Action BI Toolkit is now pbi-tools.