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arock-well
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Use a single dataflow table to merge data with multiple fields?

I have a single Employee dataflow table in my new dataset. Within the dataset I have other tables I've brought in that need to look up employee information in that table based on a unique employee ID field. When merging data, should I just use that same Employee table to merge with the various employee IDs? Or should I bring in unique instances of the Employee table for each of those employee ID fields to lookup?

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arock-well
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Example 1: One Employee Table (join on EmployeeID)

Employee  ---> Table 1, Table 2, Table 3

 

Example 2: Multiple Employee Tables (join on EmployeeID)

Employee ---> Table 1

Employee (1) ---> Table 2

Employee (2) ---> Table 3

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v-angzheng-msft
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Thank you for sharing😀

arock-well
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I went with example 1 and it seems to work fine. But if anyone has other/better solutions let me know.

arock-well
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Example 1: One Employee Table (join on EmployeeID)

Employee  ---> Table 1, Table 2, Table 3

 

Example 2: Multiple Employee Tables (join on EmployeeID)

Employee ---> Table 1

Employee (1) ---> Table 2

Employee (2) ---> Table 3

View solution in original post

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