Using CUSTOMDATA and On-Premises SSAS with Power BI Embedded

Another Power BI embedded blog post while I have a playground up and running. Often when you want to use SSAS with Power BI embedded you have a “authentication issue”. Power BI and SSAS both leverage AD so that means that any user you pass from Power BI to SSAS needs to be known in AD. Now that is great in enterprise scenario’s where this usually is the case (and even required) but for ISV’s... Read more

Filter data based on a comma separated list using CALCULATE and PATHCONTAINS, even with external models!

Another interesting question I got this week kind of extends on the previous blog posts where I used disconnected slicers to filter data  but this time instead of having the data already in the model the request was to allow to write a filter based on a comma separated list. So off we go again into the DAX rabbit hole  Read more

Use calculated tables to show only used rows in dimensions

I got an interesting request this week, to improve the usability of the tabular model they wanted to filter the dimension table to only contain the rows that have data in the fact table. That way the slicers and other filters will never have data where you don’t have any sales or any facts. Often this is taken care before loading the data by creating view or writing queries but in this case this would... Read more