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Can't perform any action in my Power BI model due to Circular reference error



I have an issue with my Power BI file that seems to have started when I updated my version of Power BI.  My file was working fine before . First,  I get this error message upon opening the file 



I noticed that there are indeed many new relaitionships that were automatically created (I do have columns from different tables that have the same name but, I don't want thoes relationships) . 

However, when I try to delete the relationships or perform any action (delete a measure, delete a column, refresh the dataset) it does not work, I always get error messages related to "circular relationship" . So I am unabel to adress the cause of the issue, It is like my model is locked  









Can somebody advise ? 

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Resolver I

Do you have calculated columns that contain measures based on the same table?  You should turn your calculated columns into measures. Here's a helpful blog on understanding circular dependencies

Power BI doesn't allow me to do anything. I get an error message everytime I try to perform a single action 

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