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Hierarchical Data Cleansing With Power BI

Cedric Charlier has started a series on dealing with hierarchical data in a not-so-hierarchical format:

To load this Excel file in Power BI, I’ll just use standard functions and define a first table “Source” that won’t be enabled to load in report.

My next task will be to create a table (or dimension) with the different questions. I also want to include a hierarchy in this dimension: I should be able to browse the questions by categories and sub-categories.

Let’s create a new table named “Question” by referencing the “Source” table. Then remove the other columns than A and B.

The curse of Excel is that it’s so easy to build a data set in strange ways that make it hard to integrate later.