USERNAME weirdness

macfuller

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I have a simple DAX measure in my Excel 2016 data model:

[Who Am I Domain]:=USERNAME()

When I enter this as a measure in the data model window and use autofill the end parentheses appear. However, after the measure calculates the parentheses disappear (which they don't do for USERPRINCIPALNAME or any other DAX command that takes no arguments). The measure still works and shows a value in a pivot table or CUBE statement.

However, when I add any new measure I get an error that says the USERNAME syntax is wrong because it's missing the parentheses, even though I'm not doing anything with that particular measure! I have to delete that measure in order to make any adjustments. Obviously it's not a complex problem but it worries me that Excel is messing up something so simple.

Anyone else seen similar behavior?
 

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