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Feedback Opportunity: How can we help new users get started with data modeling

We're interested in learning more about how we can improve our modeling experience. We're particularly interested in understanding the challenges that new users encounter when they first start building their data models in Power BI. What do you or others struggle with the most when getting started with data modeling Power BI?

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@emlisa , New users who do not have a background in data warehousing may struggle with creating a star schema, which is preferred by Power BI.

They may also find it difficult to understand how to join two columns.

Additionally, they may have difficulty understanding inactive relationships and the reasons behind them.


Inactive relationships can be valid, such as alternate joins,

or they can be inactive due to loops or multiple paths.

These loops and multiple paths can be created due to bi-directional relationships.

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