Understandably, I was very excited to find Analysis Services as a supported Power Query data source as of November update of the product (those familiar with the Business Objects connector will find the interface to be very familiar). I am running SQL Server 2014 on my machine and have the corresponding version of the ADOMD.NET … Continue reading SQL Server 2012 SP1 Version of ADOMD.NET is Required for Analysis Services Power Query Connector
Month: November 2014
Vote to Add SAP BW as Power Query Data Source
In its recent post announcing November release of Power Query, Microsoft is also asking us to take a Power Query survey. I have lobbied for a long time to have SAP BW added to the supported PQ data sources. The reasoning is simple, almost half large companies in US run SAP and a good percentage … Continue reading Vote to Add SAP BW as Power Query Data Source
Power BI Tutorial: How to Use Single Date Dimension in Your Model (using USERELATIONSHIP() Function)
Let's take a look at an unfortunately very familiar to most of us business scenario. A patient gets admitted to a hospital, spends several days there and then gets discharged (hopefully feeling much better 🙂 ). In this situation, we have two dates that describe this event, the date of being admitted and the date … Continue reading Power BI Tutorial: How to Use Single Date Dimension in Your Model (using USERELATIONSHIP() Function)
Power BI Tutorial: How to Create a Star Schema Model in Power BI and Power Pivot Using Power Query
Click Here to download this Tutorial file Very often our analysis starts with a flat data set that contains all of the pertinent columns in a single table that looks like the one above. As we can see, we can analyze this data using three different lenses or dimensions: Product Geography Date Unfortunately, if we … Continue reading Power BI Tutorial: How to Create a Star Schema Model in Power BI and Power Pivot Using Power Query
What is Power BI?
I find it interesting that after it's been out for a long while, and after some great attempts by non-Microsoft sources to provide an adequate definition, I am still struggling with being able to provide a succinct explanation of what Power BI is to my customers. My best attempt thus far has boiled down to … Continue reading What is Power BI?