cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
frano72
Helper IV
Helper IV

Column naming : put units in the name ? rpm, %, volts

Hi, just wondering what the conventional wisdom is on column naming in fact tables when it comes to units.  Do you bring the unit into the name of the column (renamed in PQ for instance if data source doesn't have it already named).

 

eg

Battery (Volts)

Engine (RPM)  

Fuel Level (%)

Oil Pressure (PSI)

 

Thanks !

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION
lbendlin
Super User
Super User

Depends. Depends on your audience (if they know what the numbers mean then you might not need to do that). Depends on the available real estate. Having lots of columns will likely force you to cut down on column header length.  Depends on if you have a disclaimer text box that explains the data source and the units of measure.  "Revenue data from the Finance cube in K$"  for example.

View solution in original post

1 REPLY 1
lbendlin
Super User
Super User

Depends. Depends on your audience (if they know what the numbers mean then you might not need to do that). Depends on the available real estate. Having lots of columns will likely force you to cut down on column header length.  Depends on if you have a disclaimer text box that explains the data source and the units of measure.  "Revenue data from the Finance cube in K$"  for example.

View solution in original post

Helpful resources

Announcements
2022 Release Wave 1 760x460.png

2022 Release Wave 1 Plan

Power Platform release plan for the 2022 release wave 1 describes all new features releasing from April 2022 through September 2022.

Power BI December 2021 Update_carousel 768x460.jpg

Check it Out!

Click here to read more about the December 2021 Updates!

User Group Leader Meeting January 768x460.png

Calling all User Group Leaders!

Don't miss the User Group Leader meetings on January, 24th & 25th, 2022.

Jan 2022 Dev Camp 768x460 copy.png

Power BI Dev Camp- January 27th, 2022

Mark your calendars and join us for our next Power BI Dev Camp!

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors