Power BI Tutorial: Dynamically update Date slicer to show Current Date

Here is a common requirement that I have come across: “I want the Date slicer to automatically select current date without me having to manually change the slicer”. Here is a way to do that. We have a Power BI Desktop report that was created on April 10th 2016. When the report was created, we … Continue reading Power BI Tutorial: Dynamically update Date slicer to show Current Date

Power BI Desktop: Interaction between Visuals

November release of Power BI Desktop delivered a highly requested feature – ability to configure interaction between visual elements in a report. Here is a quick tutorial of the configuration options. I have a report with 4 visual elements, a card, a clustered column chart, a bar chart and a donut chart. By default, when … Continue reading Power BI Desktop: Interaction between Visuals

POWER BI TUTORIAL : Using Variables in DAX

Earlier this year, new version of DAX was released. One of the key features with this release is the support for variables. Variables makes writing DAX code easier. Variables also make code easier to read and understand. Download sample data here. Data represents sales for a particular store. Products are categorized by seasonality and color. … Continue reading POWER BI TUTORIAL : Using Variables in DAX

POWER BI TUTORIAL: SURFACING POWER BI DASHBOARD IN POWERPOINT

Power BI Tiles add-in provides the capability to add interactive Power BI Tiles to PowerPoint. Let's see how to do it Open PowerPoint From the ribbon select Insert -> My Add-ins If you do not have Power BI Tiles add-in, click on Find more add-ins at the Office Store and search for Power BI Tiles … Continue reading POWER BI TUTORIAL: SURFACING POWER BI DASHBOARD IN POWERPOINT

POWER BI TUTORIAL : HOW TO SURFACE EXCEL REPORTS IN POWER BI SERVICE

There are a couple of options to surface Excel Reports in Power BI Service. Download the sample file to OneDrive. The file contains a PivotTable report and a Power View report. Sign into PowerBI.com and from the left panel click on Get Data From the Get Data screen, click on Get button under Files section … Continue reading POWER BI TUTORIAL : HOW TO SURFACE EXCEL REPORTS IN POWER BI SERVICE

Power BI Tutorial: Transform data from folder data source

Data for the tutorial can be obtained by downloading CSV files from: https://www.census.gov/popest/data/intercensal/state/ST-EST00INT-02.html For the tutorial I downloaded data for Alabama, Alaska and Arizona into a folder. Open the CSV files, and notice that all of them have the same layout. In this tutorial we are going to: Read data from the folder data source … Continue reading Power BI Tutorial: Transform data from folder data source

Power BI Desktop Tutorial: Building a Star Schema from an Excel Source

An updated version of this tutorial (including a video lecture) is available here: https://businessintelligist.com/?p=2718 This tutorial shows how to create a Star Schema using Power BI Desktop. Data for the tutorial can be obtained by downloading Excel file from here Very often our analysis starts with a flat data set that contains all of the … Continue reading Power BI Desktop Tutorial: Building a Star Schema from an Excel Source