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Report breaks with azure analysis service tabular cube

HI everyone,

I have a report using a tabular model from a azure analysis cube. When I select columns from different tables (3) the report breaks.


In detail, I have the following tables and columns:

  • Contract
    • ContractId int
    • PersonId int
    • ContractType varchar
    • FTE decimal
  • Person 
    • PersonId
    • Name
    • LastName
    • MaritalStatus
  • PersonAddress
    • AddressId
    • PersonId
    • Street
    • City
    • Country


A person can have many contracts and many addres, a contract can belong to one person only  as the same as address. 


When I select columns only between 2 of those tables like Person and PersonAddress   or Person and Contrac, I have no problems bu if I add anycolumn from a third table like:


Person.Name, Person.MaritalStatus, Contrac.ContractType, Contrac.FTE, PersonAddress.Country selecting do not summarize(because I wan a table with all records) for each column then the report breaks, if I select any calculation on FTE like average or sum it works.


But if I select varchar columns only like PersonAddress.Country, Person.Name, Contrac.Type then the report breaks but if i select first or last for any of the columns the report works. 

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous 

Since "Person" table and "Contract" table have one to many relationship, 

"Person" table and "PersonAddress" table have one to many relationship,

"Contract" table and "PersonAddress" table have a indirect many to many relationship.


When you add columns from these two tables, it should be summarized for columns as we can't detemine many to many relationship.

For example,

user a have contact id 1, 2, 3

user a have address id x, y, z

we can't detemine which address id is associated with the contact id 1.

Only when we summarize the columns, it can show correctly.


Workarounds here:

To display columns across three tables,

Open Edit queries,

Create a copy of 'Person'  table

merge columns to 'Person'  from 'Contract' and 'PersonAddress', 

remove other columns.


Best Regards


Community Support Team _ Maggie Li
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