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lcasey Member
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Is this a Valid DAX/Power BI relation Model?

Does anyone know if this is a valid and optimal relational model for Power BI?

 

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v-ljerr-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Is this a Valid DAX/Power BI relation Model?

Hi @lcasey,

 

According to the picture provided above, I find that your table pattern has a loop like below:

candmrel_crossfilterwithloops.png

If you have a table pattern like that, with loops, then cross filtering can create an ambiguous set of relationships. So I would suggest you to change your table pattern, as cross filtering works well for a pattern of table relationships that look like the pattern below(star schema).

 

candmrel_crossfilterstarschema.png

 

For more details about how to create and manage relationships in Power BI Desktop, you can refer to this article.Smiley Happy

 

Regards

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v-ljerr-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Is this a Valid DAX/Power BI relation Model?

Hi @lcasey,

 

According to the picture provided above, I find that your table pattern has a loop like below:

candmrel_crossfilterwithloops.png

If you have a table pattern like that, with loops, then cross filtering can create an ambiguous set of relationships. So I would suggest you to change your table pattern, as cross filtering works well for a pattern of table relationships that look like the pattern below(star schema).

 

candmrel_crossfilterstarschema.png

 

For more details about how to create and manage relationships in Power BI Desktop, you can refer to this article.Smiley Happy

 

Regards

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