Power BI Architecture for Multi-Developer Tenant Using Dataflows and Shared Datasets

Using Power BI is simple, however, using it properly, needs a good architecture. In a multi-developer tenant, the architecture of a Power BI implementation should allow multiple developers to work on the same solution at the same time. On the other hand, the Power BI architecture should be designed in a way that different layers ...

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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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Import Email Attachments Directly Into a Power BI Report using Power Query

Power Query has more than 80 data sources supported, and Microsoft Exchange is one of those data sources. Although it is not a new data source, however, the power of this data source combined with the data transformation power of Power Query is not clear for everyone. Using this data source, you can get all ...

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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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Export data from Power Query to Local Machine or SQL Server using R scripts

There is always a discussion on how to store back the data from Power BI to local computer or SQL Server Databases, in this short blog, I will show how to do it by writing R scripts inside Power Query.   First how to Store Files to PC To store data back to a file ...

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