Topic: Modeling

        28 posts
DAX 101 –

Using USERELATIONSHIP in DAX

This article shows how to use the USERELATIONSHIP function in DAX to change the active relationship in a CALCULATE function.  Read more

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Relationships in Power BI and Tabular models

This article describes the types of relationships available in Power BI and Analysis Services, clarifying the differences in cardinality and filter propagation of physical relationships.  Read more

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Different types of many-to-many relationships in Power BI

The introduction of the weak relationships in Power BI composite models enables new data modeling techniques. However, not all of the many-to-many relationships can be managed by using weak relationship. The “classical” many-to-many relationships in data warehouse is a design…  Watch now

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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