How to Use Time and Date Dimensions in a Power BI Model

I have written a blog article about the date dimension, and also one about the time dimension. However, I got some questions in the comments about how they will be used together in a data model. In this article, I’ll explain that. Date Dimension The date dimension or calendar dimension is one of the most Read more about How to Use Time and Date Dimensions in a Power BI Model[…]

What Do You Need to Implement Dynamic Row-Level Security in Power BI?

I have written some articles on the RLS topic already. Through my consulting experience, however, I get the feeling that many people can’t easily move from static RLS to dynamic. If you know what are things you need to have the dynamic RLS implemented, it makes the whole process simple. So this is what I Read more about What Do You Need to Implement Dynamic Row-Level Security in Power BI?[…]

Secure the Sensitive Data in Power BI; Data Masking better with Row-Level Security

In my previous article/video, I explained how you can hide sensitive data from the user’s view. The method I explained there is a simple method, however, for a specific type of user. If you have users who are using Power BI Desktop to create reports on top of your model, and they are going to Read more about Secure the Sensitive Data in Power BI; Data Masking better with Row-Level Security[…]

Show the information but not the details: Power BI Data Masking

I wrote several row-level security articles so far, and a book. I explained how to restrict access to the data using row-level security approaches. However, one of the questions I got recently is this: “I want users to see one another’s sales information, but not to see who others are! How can I do that Read more about Show the information but not the details: Power BI Data Masking[…]

Working with Records, Lists, and Values in Power BI Dataflows

If you have been using dataflows, and you have the return value of a query as something which is not in the form of a table, such as a record, list, or value. then you have seen that the dataflow automatically converts them all to tables. There is an explanation about it, and a method Read more about Working with Records, Lists, and Values in Power BI Dataflows[…]

How to Use ALL in a DAX Expression in Power BI

I have previously written a blog post about what the ALL function in Power BI is, and how it helps in working with filters in your report. However, still I get many students confused about how to use this function, which parameter to pass to it. This blog post is explaining that in detail. Why Read more about How to Use ALL in a DAX Expression in Power BI[…]

Remove Digits or Keep them in Power BI Using Power Query

There are a couple of useful actions that help a lot in cleaning data; removing digits, or keeping digits and removing everything else. In this short blog article, I’ll explain a simple method to do that using Power Query. Sample Data My sample data table looks like this: Removing Digits I can easily get rid Read more about Remove Digits or Keep them in Power BI Using Power Query[…]

Relative Date Slicer for Your Local Time Zone in Power BI

If you have used the relative date slicer and you are not living at a timezone close to UTC, then you have seen that the Power BI Date slicer is not much of a use, because you have to still adjust it with your local time zone. I have previously written a couple of articles Read more about Relative Date Slicer for Your Local Time Zone in Power BI[…]

Offset Columns for the Date Table: Flexibility in Relative Date Filtering for Power BI

I have written previously provided an all-in-one script for the date dimension, and also wrote an article about the relative date slicer. However, sometimes you cannot use the relative date slicer (timezone issue can be one example), adding offset columns help to overcome that challenge, and still be able to do flexible relative filtering in Read more about Offset Columns for the Date Table: Flexibility in Relative Date Filtering for Power BI[…]

CDS and CDM are Not the Same! Difference Explained

Working with Power BI and Power Platform dataflows, or using Dynamics in general, might cause you to hear one of these two CDS (Common Data Services), or CDM (Common Data Model). Often there is a misconception about these two, and many people think they are the same. In this article, I’ll explain the difference between Read more about CDS and CDM are Not the Same! Difference Explained[…]