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Use Relationships Effectively

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Use Relationships Effectively


Another DAX function that allows you to override the default behaviour is USERELATIONSHIP. The screenshot shows an established relationship between the Date and OrderDate columns, as shown by the highlighted line connecting the two. The solid line between the two tables indicates that it is the active relationship, meaning that by default, any slicing on the date table where measures in the Sales data are being displayed will be along the OrderDate column.

The goal is to build a report where you have two visuals: Sales by Ship Date and Sales by Order Date.

These visuals show the sales over time, but the first visual is by order date and the second is by ship date so, though they are both dates, a different data point is associated with them to get both sets of data on the same visual.

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