Topic: Modeling

        24 posts
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Bidirectional relationships and ambiguity in DAX

Activating bidirectional cross-filter in a Tabular data model might create ambiguous paths in the chain of relationships, resulting in very dangerous models as numbers become unpredictable. This article provides a deep explanation of the kind of ambiguity that might appear…  Read more

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On comparing Power BI with other tools

In the last few years, the Business Intelligence (BI) world has been moving towards self-service BI. As expected, several vendors created tools empowering regular users to gain insights from their data. Among the many, there is Power BI. Nowadays, users…  Read more

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The new Data Modeling for Power BI course

If you import more than one table into Power BI or Power Pivot, you have a data model. When you have more than one table, you usually have relationships between tables. When you analyze data, you often have many choices…  Read more

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Filtering Tables in DAX

This article describes a number of techniques available to filter tables in DAX, showing possible pitfalls that you can avoid once you know them, in particular using bidirectional filters. One of the hardest things to do, when learning DAX, is…  Read more

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Many-to-many relationships in Power BI and Excel 2016

The new DAX available in Excel 2016 and the data model in Power BI and Analysis Services 2016 offer tools to manage many-to-many relationships in a more efficient way than previous version, as described in this article.  Read more

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SSAS Tabular from the Trenches

Microsoft released its new Tabular model of Analysis Services almost three years ago. Even if it is relatively new for many developers, we already used it in several production scenarios. In this session, we will share some of the hard…  Watch now