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Most of my blog posts that discuss the integration of Azure data services and Power BI dataflows via Common Data Model folders include links to a tutorial and sample originally published in late 2018 by the Azure team. This has long been the best resource to explain in depth how CDM folders fit in with the bigger picture of Azure data.
Now there’s something better.
Microsoft Solutions Architect Ted Malone has used the Azure sample as a starting point for a GitHub project of his own, and has extended this sample project to start making it suitable for more scenarios.
The thing that has me the most excited (beyond having Ted contributing to a GitHub repo, and having code that works with large datasets) is the plan to integrate with Apache Atlas for lineage and metadata. That’s the good stuff right there.
If you’re following my blog for more than just Power BI and recipes, this is a resources you need in your toolkit. Check it out, and be sure to let Ted know if it solves your problems.
 Power BIte: Creating dataflows by attaching external CDM folders
 Quick Tip: Working with dataflow-created CDM folders in ADLSg2
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Thanks for the head’s up Matthew! Look forward to working through it.