When I am working on, building and/or designing my Microsoft Power BI reports, I go back and forth between my desktop PC and my notebook. If my data source is a local file, like an Excel file, it can be tricky. Tricky, that is, if you do not use parameters for the file path. I use this feature now, EVERY time I work with local data. Saves me oodles of time and frustration! Check it out!
While hosting yesterday’s Power Platform Mix it up with New View Strategies, Microsoft Senior Program Manager Blazej Kotelko talked about using Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Data, specifically a dataset in Microsoft Power BI as a source for Data Types in Excel. Several of us hung out yesterday and tried to do it. We thought we missed something because it wasn’t working. Today though, I noticed it appeared and it works! My mind is blown!!!! Watch the end results.
The “How this is done” video will come soon. Thanks to the friends that hung out with me and worked on this:
Do you ever wish you could copy a value or a table in a Microsoft Power BI Report? Well, you can! Watch Belinda show you just how simple it is!
Sometimes a query in Microsoft Power BI will have so many fields that it is cumbersome. In this Tiny Tip, I will show you how to use folders to organize the query, making it easier to find the fields.
In this Tiny Tip, I will show you how to remove and check for duplicate records in the Microsoft Power BI Query Editor. In my example, I am pulling customer information from a Sales table. Hopefully, I am invoicing (or selling to) customers more than one time. Check out this tiny video on how I verify my data (aka repeat business).
In this Tiny Tip, I will show you how to break up a big flat query in the Microsoft Power BI Query Editor using Reference. This will prevent you from having to import the same data into your data model multiple times.
What if your Microsoft Power BI report needs to access data from a website, but the only option is a CSV download? In this tiny tip, Belinda will show you how to make a CSV download act like an API.
In this tiny tip, I show you more Data Modeling I performed on my US College (American) Football South Eastern Conference (SEC) Microsoft Power BI Report. I show how I incorporate parameters with my data and I create a custom title for my report.
As I continue building a Microsoft Power BI report that will display the stats for the US College (American) Football South Eastern Conference (SEC); I will show you how I created a custom static table of the 14 teams in the SEC.
I have shown you already how to create parameters with SQL Server data in Microsoft Power BI. This time, I am going to show how to use a suggested list, so rather than manually entering data, I can select my parameter from a dropdown list. By the way, if you are a US College (American) football fan, you will be excited about the report that is being built!