Power BI Tips & Tricks: Power Up in Power Query

Power Query is undeniably one of my favorite features of Power BI, and for that matter, Excel. Power Query packs a powerful punch for performing ETL (extract, transform, and load) tasks and it's user interface makes completing these tasks pretty simple without having to write any code. I won't expand…

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Power BI Tips & Tricks: DAX Organization

In the previous 2 articles, I wrote about the importance of learning DAX and offered some of my favorite resources for working with DAX. This article will conclude the trio of tips and tricks articles on DAX. I'd like to suggest a few additional tips that will help you stay…

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Power BI Tips & Tricks: DAX Resources

In the last Power BI tips and tricks article, I wrote about the importance of learning DAX to open up the full capabilities in Power BI. In this article, I'd like expand on that and offer a few resources that I have found particularly helpful as I've learned and worked…

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Power BI Tips & Tricks: Learn DAX!

This year I have gotten back to basics with Power BI. After working a day job that was largely focused on SSRS, on a basic on-premises Power BI setup, and on gathering proper requirements for Power BI solutions, I have returned to work in a more "traditional" Power BI environment…

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Nashville Modern Excel and Power BI User Group

It's great to be back! Grateful for the opportunity to share at the Nashville Modern Excel and Power BI User Group's October 2022 meeting. 30 Power BI tips in just over an hour! Thanks to everyone who attended in person and online, I hope you learned something new! PBIX presentation…

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Choosing Charts

Happy new year! Quick post today to let you know about some new content on the site. In my work to visualize data and provide reporting solutions, I have both encountered the sometimes daunting task of choosing a chart and been asked about how to choose a the correct chart.…

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M / Power Query: Table.HasColumns()

The Challenge Recently, I have been using Power Query to scrape data from web pages to load into Power BI for some side projects (more to come as these are completed, hint hint). The data from the web pages is good but inconsistencies do exist. Sounds like a pretty normal…

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SQL Saturday Nashville 2020

Earlier, I had the privilege and honor of speaking to a full room at SQL Saturday Nashville on Applying Visual Design Best Practices in Power BI. Thank you to everyone who attended, you were fantastic! The slide deck is below: Applying Visual Design Best Practices in Power BI 01-18-20

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