Chapter 11: Row-Level Security

In the previous chapter, we learned some advanced data modeling techniques such as using aggregations, incremental refresh, implementing a parent-child hierarchy, role-playing dimensions, and calculation groups. In this chapter, we discuss an essential aspect of data modeling, row-level security (RLS). We will cover the following topics:

  • What RLS means in data modeling
  • RLS terminologies
  • RLS implementation flow
  • Common RLS implementation approaches

We try to cover the preceding topics with real-world scenarios, but keep in mind that each Power BI project may have specific requirements, so it is virtually impossible to cover all RLS possibilities and scenarios.

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