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How to recreate a Sharepoint discussion board as a PowerBI Matrix

Hi all,

 

For my inaugural post, I need the community's help!

 

So my users' content is in a huge SharePoint discussion board and they want to get some stats out of it.

PowerBI is my current hammer of choice.

 

I was able to connect PBI to SharePoint and display a bunch of the discussion board fields in a Matrix visualization.

What I'd like to get to is something similar to how SharePoint presents a discussion board topic and subsidiary responses.

I will then be putting filters to isolate by certain keywords, get some total counts, etc.

 

What I'm stumped about is how to link the discussion board Discussion ContentType item to its subsidiary Message ContentType items.

There must be a key field to link the two, just not seeing it.

 

Any hints anyone?

 

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