Incrementally Load New Files in Azure Data Factory by Looking Up Latest Modified Date in Destination Folder

This is a common business scenario, but it turns out that you have to do quite a bit of work in Azure Data factory to make it work. So the goal is to take a look at the destination folder, find the file with the latest modified date, and then use that date as the … Continue reading Incrementally Load New Files in Azure Data Factory by Looking Up Latest Modified Date in Destination Folder

Price Volume Mix (PVM) Calculation in Power BI with New and Discontinued Products (Power BI Dax Tutorial)

Price Volume Mix (PVM) calculation is one of the most popular topics on my blog and YouTube channel. Although, I have covered the DAX for the perfect PVM before, I have gotten a lot of requests to extend the PVM logic to include a separate bucket for discontinued products as well as new products. You … Continue reading Price Volume Mix (PVM) Calculation in Power BI with New and Discontinued Products (Power BI Dax Tutorial)

Decision Tree for Data Visualizations?

Here is an interesting idea, can you have a prescriptive approach in selecting a right chart for your storytelling? In this article https://www.kdnuggets.com/2021/02/telling-great-data-story-visualization-decision-tree.html the author suggests that a simple decision tree can help you in guiding your choices. https://youtu.be/LW-50zDTteQ I found the approach to be very interesting, albeit not all branches of the decision tree … Continue reading Decision Tree for Data Visualizations?

Is Snowflake One Bad Quarter Away from Being Microsoft Power BI Biggest Threat?

I suspect that many of you have looked at the title of this video and immediately thought that I was just being silly and provocative. And, generally speaking, you would be right as I do enjoy a fair amount of silly and provocation every now and then. However, in this case, even though I do … Continue reading Is Snowflake One Bad Quarter Away from Being Microsoft Power BI Biggest Threat?

What Kellogg Professor Got Wrong about Effectiveness and Honesty in Data Visualizations

Steven Franconeri, a Kellogg School of Management professor, has written a good article "4 keys to Effective – and Honest – Data Visualizations". I thought that he made some solid points; however, I strongly disagree with his opinion about what makes a chart honest or dishonest. https://youtu.be/E6A0cry7PUw As you look at the global temperature trend … Continue reading What Kellogg Professor Got Wrong about Effectiveness and Honesty in Data Visualizations