In this lab we will be implementing a forecasting measure using DAX. We will not be generating a forecast data set, rather, we will create a measure that will look at the actuals from the past to forecast what will happen in the future. We will be using a CDC data set of US Deaths. … Continue reading Forecasting Measure in Power BI
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?
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
Wanted to do a quick video on how to use Power BI Best Practices Analyzer using Tabular Editor. There was a great blog post on it here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/best-practice-rules-to-improve-your-models-performance/ that covered a lot of details on what best practices were there to be aware of as well as the tool itself. However, the article seemed to … Continue reading Power BI Best Practices Analyzer in Tabular Editor
I have to warn you, this is NOT a level 100 or even 200 tutorial. If you decided to proceed, that you absolutely positively have to get that progressive calculation work and I will have to assume that your DAX is pretty good, otherwise you would not be even attempting to tackle this problem. Also, … Continue reading Progressive Discount (Tax or Commission) Calculation (Power BI DAX Tutorial)
Now, before we get into it, I have to admit that I am somewhat of a Data Science sceptic. Not that I do not believe in Data Science, quite the opposite, I think it is a critical field in data analytics world that will eventually mature enough to be the dominant force in insight generation. … Continue reading We Don’t Need Data Scientists?!?
I have to admit that up until recently I have been oblivious to this topic myself. I am not a graphics designer, but I have always tried to pay attention to the esthetics of my reports/charts; picking colors and palettes was something that I would spend a considerable amount of time obsessing about. A short … Continue reading Tools to Check If Your Reports are Color-Blind People Friendly
Constant currency analysis is very popular when we need to take out FX rate fluctuations from our analysis. There are many different methodologies that companies used for determining what constant FX rate to apply to the historical values. In our tutorial, we will take a look at the time window for our analysis, figure out … Continue reading Constant Currency Analysis (Power BI DAX Tutorial)
Unfortunately, life is hard and in BI world we are guaranteed to fail with our Data Persuasion every now and then. Having failed with my BI presentations many a time, I decided to write this article and frame up my top five reasons why I did and also suggest a few things for what you … Continue reading Data Persuasion with BI: Top 5 Reasons Your Last Presentation was a FAIL
If you are looking to challenge your DAX skills while trying to figure out how to calculate a Cumulative Discount (or a Cumulative Commission) then this tutorial is for you. https://youtu.be/9hGowlw4YPc A Cumulative discount is calculated by finding the cumulative sales in the specified discount window, and then, using the cumulative sales as the parameter … Continue reading Cumulative Discount or Commission Calculation (Power BI DAX Tutorial)