Move Your Shared Tables to Dataflow; Build a Consistent Table in Power BI

I have written previously about the use cases of Dataflow in Power BI, and one of them was using one Power Query table in multiple Power BI reports. However, I that article just covered the surface, and I still see many solutions duplicating Power Query scripts in multiple files which brings a lot of inconsistency ...

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Basics of Modeling in Power BI: What is a Dimension Table and Why Say No to a Single Big Table

I have previously written about relationships and the cardinality of the relationship. Now is a good time to explain the two types of tables we deal with every day in a reporting data model; Fact and Dimension table. In this article, I will explain what a Dimension table is, and examples of it, and how ...

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Many-to-One or Many-to-Many? The Cardinality of Power BI Relationship Demystified

In the previous article, you learned the basics of relationships, you learned why we need a relationship, and what is the filtering impact of it across multiple tables. In this article, you will learn about one of the most important properties of a relationship called Cardinality. Understanding what the meaning is of 1-1, 1-Many, Many-1 ...

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What Is the XMLA Endpoint for Power BI and Why Should I Care?

The news about XMLA endpoint connectivity to Power BI datasets is now all around the internet after the public preview announcement of that last week. However, I realized that the XMLA endpoint term is still too technical for many Power BI report developers. Many people come to me asking what exactly is XMLA endpoint, and ...

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Combining Dimension Tables in Power BI using Power Query: Basics and Foundations of Modeling

The article that I wrote earlier this week about the shared dimension had a lot of interest, and I’m glad it helped many of you. So I thought better to write about the basics of modeling even more. In this article, I will be focusing on a scenario that you have all faced, however, took ...

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Creating a Shared Dimension in Power BI Using Power Query: Basics and Foundations of Modeling

For a data warehouse professional, a shared dimension concept is always clear, and a star schema design always includes such type of entity. However, in the Power BI user’s world, there are many users who are not coming from a data warehousing background. It is necessary to understand some of the concepts in order to ...

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