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PBInonpro
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What is the use of hierarchy?

I am not understanding why we need to use hierarchy when we can drop associated fields in anyways. If someone can explain the concept of hierarchy vs not using hierarchy? 

 

(bonus question: is there an equivalent forum for SharePoint or any SharePoint experts here?)

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Shaurya
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Hi @PBInonpro,

 

Hierarchies are useful for exploring data and creating drill down visuals. There a lot of things that can be made easier if you use hierarchies in Power BI. I have this link that might give you more detailed information:

 

https://radacad.com/what-a-power-bi-hierarchy-is-and-how-to-use-it#:~:text=A%20hierarchy%20in%20Powe...

 

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DataInsights
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@PBInonpro,

 

A hierarchy is a way of grouping fields, making it easier to add multiple fields to a visual. It has no impact on the data. Here's an article on the topic:

 

https://radacad.com/what-a-power-bi-hierarchy-is-and-how-to-use-it 





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Shaurya
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Hi @PBInonpro,

 

Hierarchies are useful for exploring data and creating drill down visuals. There a lot of things that can be made easier if you use hierarchies in Power BI. I have this link that might give you more detailed information:

 

https://radacad.com/what-a-power-bi-hierarchy-is-and-how-to-use-it#:~:text=A%20hierarchy%20in%20Powe...

 

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