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many to many dimensions - "Cant display the visual"

Im trying to do many to many dimensions in powerbi.

I have DimThirdPartyNumber. There can be many of these per entry in DimUser. Each user has many reports in FactReports. I am displaying the data in a table, not using any measures.


I can add attributes from DimUser & DimThirdPartyNumber to my table without issue.
When i add an attribute from DimReport however, my table says "cant display the visual.

The only way i can get this to work is with many to many relationship enabled betweeen DimUser, DimThirdPartyNumber & the bridging table.

I have two questions:


1. Why doesnt this work without many to many enabled?
2. is there a solution to use this without many to many? 


Screenshot is below, and link to sample pbix is here


thanks for any help or expertise.





Resolver III
Resolver III

Hi, try this:


Delete relation between User third party id bridge and dim users

Create a new relation: User third party id bridge - userid   with  fact reports - userid


For your reference:



thanks @evandrocunico 

this proposal changes the underlying model, and the granularity of the fact table which i was hoping to avoid.

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