Chapter 11

Creating a Tabular Model in Power BI

In This Chapter

•   Relationships

•   User-Friendly Models

•   Formatting and Categories

In Chapter 9, we used the Power BI Query Editor to pull data into our data models. We were able to manipulate that data to get it just the way we needed it before it was loaded. That data serves as the raw material for our data models.

Now we need to do the work required to present the data in a manner useful to our business users. Our data models need relationships, hierarchies, and measures in order to allow users to get the most out of the data. We also need to apply some basic formatting to make our models business-user friendly.


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