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Modelling with repeating dimensions

Hi All


I'm after some advise around modelling.


I have a list of projects and would like to know the best way of modeling them when the user and date dimensions are refrenced repeatedly.

I need to be able to see who was on each portion of a project along with their attributes from the users dimension.


I can see a few options:

A) repeat the dimension for each column. Clutters the model and makes reporting on 1 user across all columns messy

B) inactive relationships. Cleaner but now the measures are messy


Any guidance would be appreciated, example table below


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Unpivot all those columns containing users when importing the dataset into data model; then a single dimension table of user is enough.

Thanks to the great efforts by MS engineers to simplify syntax of DAX! Most beginners are SUCCESSFULLY MISLED to think that they could easily master DAX; but it turns out that the intricacy of the most frequently used RANKX() is still way beyond their comprehension!

DAX is simple, but NOT EASY!

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