POWER BI & DAX: How to Flatten Parent Child Hierarchy

Unfortunately, Power BI does not natively support Parent/Child hierarchies. Luckily, we have several DAX functions that make it possible to convert (or flatten) a parent/child hierarchy into a traditional Power BI Level based hierarchy. In this video I introduce parent child hierarchies, talk about some of the requirements necessary for Power BI to be able … Continue reading POWER BI & DAX: How to Flatten Parent Child Hierarchy

Power BI & DAX: Working with Workdays

Working with Workdays does not have to be hard work. At least that's the claim I make in the video below: Please watch the video to understand the theory behind the calculations. I am pasting the calcs below just in case you find them useful. DATE Table calcs: IsHoliday =VAR Holiday =    RELATED ( Holidays[Holiday] )RETURN    IF ( Holiday = BLANK (), FALSE (), TRUE () ) WeekDayNo =WEEKDAY ( 'Date'[Date], 2 ) IsWorkDay =IF ( 'Date'[IsHoliday] || 'Date'[WeekDayNo] > 5, FALSE (), TRUE () ) WorkDayID =IF (    'Date'[IsWorkDay],    CALCULATE (        COUNT ( 'Date'[Date] ),        FILTER (            ALL ( 'Date' ),            'Date'[IsWorkDay] = TRUE ()                && 'Date'[Date] <= EARLIER ( 'Date'[Date] )        )    )) Measures: NoOfWorkDays =CALCULATE ( COUNT ( 'Date'[Date] ), 'Date'[IsWorkDay] ) Revenue by Work Day =DIVIDE ( [Revenue], [NoOfWorkDays] ) … Continue reading Power BI & DAX: Working with Workdays

Power BI: How to Implement Dropdown Navigation

Dropdown navigation allows us to use the real estate of the report page more efficiently. Traditionally, we use buttons and bookmarks to implement navigation between different pages in our reports, however, as number of pages grows, we eventually start running out of real estate on the page for the menu items. In many other tools, … Continue reading Power BI: How to Implement Dropdown Navigation

Power BI & DAX: How to Implement Dynamic Page and Chart Titles

We often need to have a dynamic title (page or chart level) that changes based on what the user has selected from the different slicers/filters on the page. In this video, I go over several strategies for accomplishing this task. I start with a very simple one, that requires no knowledge of DAX and then … Continue reading Power BI & DAX: How to Implement Dynamic Page and Chart Titles

Working with Workdays in Power BI – Translating Workdays into Dates

EDIT: an updated version of this article with a video can be found here: https://businessintelligist.com/?p=2580 Power BI has a robust set of functions to write date-based calculations. One of the areas that has proven to be a challenge is related to doing math on working days instead of normal dates. \ Here is a simple … Continue reading Working with Workdays in Power BI – Translating Workdays into Dates