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barbaracruvinel
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RLS not filtering on all graphics

I have this RLS that filters from an email table, like in the print:

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But when I apply the RLS with some email as a print, only one of the graphics, the first one, filters correctly:

 

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But when I tested it by applying a filter on the same email with the variable used in RLS and it works on all graphs, I don't understand why it doesn't work in RLS:

 

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Does anyone know what might be going on?

 

 

 

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DataZoe
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

@barbaracruvinel The many bi-directional relationships within your model is causing ambiguity. Bi-directional relationship guidance - Power BI | Microsoft Docs For RLS to work best, it's best to have single direction filters, and that the RLS table is the most upstream.  That is, the arrows always point away from the RLS table no matter the path taken.  If you are having trouble getting it to filter in the right direction, I sometimes change relationship to M-M then you can choose whatever direction is best.

 

Additionally, you may need to use UserPrincipalName() not UserName().  UserPrincipalName() is typically the full email address like you have in your table. Restrict data access with row-level security (RLS) for Power BI Desktop - Power BI | Microsoft Docs

Respectfully,
Zoe Douglas (DataZoe)



Follow me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoedouglas-data
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Utomi
Regular Visitor

I had this same problem but enabling the "Apply security filter in both directions" on one of my bidirectional relationships linking my primary table with RLS to my fact table fixed this issue.PBI FILTER.png

 

v-luwang-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @barbaracruvinel ,

Has your problem been solved, if so, please consider Accept a correct reply as the solution or share your own solution to help others find it.

 

Best Regards
Lucien

DataZoe
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

@barbaracruvinel The many bi-directional relationships within your model is causing ambiguity. Bi-directional relationship guidance - Power BI | Microsoft Docs For RLS to work best, it's best to have single direction filters, and that the RLS table is the most upstream.  That is, the arrows always point away from the RLS table no matter the path taken.  If you are having trouble getting it to filter in the right direction, I sometimes change relationship to M-M then you can choose whatever direction is best.

 

Additionally, you may need to use UserPrincipalName() not UserName().  UserPrincipalName() is typically the full email address like you have in your table. Restrict data access with row-level security (RLS) for Power BI Desktop - Power BI | Microsoft Docs

Respectfully,
Zoe Douglas (DataZoe)



Follow me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoedouglas-data
See my reports and blog at https://www.datazoepowerbi.com/

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