I have been working with SAP data source lately. And in SAP dimensions, parent-child hierarchy is very common and there is a need to flatten it in Power BI. A common parent child hierarchy is an employee table. The employee table has a manager column that determines the hierarchy. E.g We want to flatten the
Sometimes, in order to innovate, we have to take a step back before we take two steps forward. What that statement means in the context of this article is a mystery and for many of us such is the difference between Content Packs and Power BI Apps. Microsoft revealed Power BI Apps in this blog
In an earlier post, we talked about self-service process to hydrate the Data Lake Store. We also mentioned the need to use Power Shell to load data files larger than 2Gb. Here is the Power Shell script: Provide your credentials to login to Azure: $MyAzureName = “<YourAzureUsername>“; $MyAzurePassword = ConvertTo-SecureString ‘<YourAzurePassword>’ -AsPlainText -Force; $AzureRMCredential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential($MyAzureName,
With recent updates to Power BI Desktop there have been a lot of enhancements to BW connector. The most significant of them is the ability to filter parameters to display only those that are required. This is achieved by clicking on Show on the top right corner of the Navigator dialog and selecting Only required parameters.
Do you have to be a developer in order to implement a solution that ties together Power BI and Azure Data Lake? I argue that you don’t. However, there are a several things that you need to be familiar with before you get going. Therefore, I decided to cover several of them in this article.
Once you create a PowerApp, you need the capability to share the app with users. How do we do that ? Let’s take a look. To share a PowerApp, the app has to be saved in the cloud. Local apps cannot be shared. If you are using PowerApps studio, click on File -> Share. This will
When a user navigates from screen 1 to the screen 2, we want to render content on screen 2 based on the user’s selection on the screen 1. To do this we have to pass the selected value(s) to screen 2. Let’s check out how to achieve this in PowerApps. Download the sample App from here. In the
It’s no secret that PowerApps and Power BI are related or so you might think considering that both products have the word “power” in their names. Although Microsoft is yet to officially introduce the big picture of how Power BI, Power Apps and Flow will come together, having a shared gateway infrastructure between the three
I run many workshops focused on integration of Microsoft Analytics and SAP. This is not an easy topic to cover due to complexities of the SAP landscape and also because Microsoft Analytics has many moving parts both with respect to its on premise and cloud components. In this article, I will just focus on Power
Wikipedia defines Application Lifecycle Management as a set of pre-defined processes that start somewhere in the business as an idea, a need, a challenge or a risk and then pass through different development phases such as requirements definition, design, development, testing, deployment, release and maintenance spanning across an entire lifecycle of a product. As more