In the previous chapter, we learned some advanced data modeling techniques such as using aggregations, incremental refresh, implementing a parent-child hierarchy, role-playing dimensions, and calculation groups. In this chapter, we discuss an essential aspect of data modeling, row-level security (RLS). We will cover the following topics:
- What RLS means in data modeling
- RLS terminologies
- RLS implementation flow
- Common RLS implementation approaches
We try to cover the preceding topics with real-world scenarios, but keep in mind that each Power BI project may have specific requirements, so it is virtually impossible to cover all RLS possibilities and scenarios.
When it comes to Power BI security, many people immediately think it is something related to Power BI administrators, which is correct to some extent. RLS enables the filtering of data within an entire data model, to only show relevant data to the relevant users, so it...