Search for a Column in the Entire Database with Table.ColumnNames in Power Query and Power BI

Sometimes for tables with too many columns, and also for databases with too many tables, you do need a bit of help to explore the data. As an example; you know that you are looking for a column named “account status”, but the column does not exists in the accounts table. You need to search ...

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Live Machine Learning in Azure Stream Analytics-part 1

Azure Stream Analytics is an event-processing engine that allows users to analyze high volumes of data streaming from devices, sensors, and applications. Azure Stream Analytics can be used for Internet of Things (IoT) real-time analytics, remote monitoring and data inventory controls. However, Azure Stream Analytics is another component in Azure, that we were able to ...

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Parsing Organizational Hierarchy or Chart of Accounts in Power BI with Parent-child Functions in DAX

Parent-child functions in DAX are very useful for parsing an organizational hierarchy or something like a chart of accounts. Usually, for hierarchies that the number of levels is not determined, you need to use a different method, and parent-child functions in DAX are a big help for that type of hierarchies. In this post, you ...

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Quick DAX : Convert number to binary (and back)

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in DAX, Power BI | 2 Comments

Something that is currently missing in DAX is a native set of functions to perform Bitwise operations.  These can be incredibly useful functions and one, in particular, is the ability to convert a  base10 number to its binary format. Once you have the number in binary format, you can apply logical operations between numbers to ...

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Fun with DAX – Sudoku

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in DAX, Power BI | 3 Comments

Carrying on from my recent article on how to build a game of Blackjack using Power BI and DAX, this time I thought I would see if I could build a fully playable game of Sudoku. A big thanks to my good friend Tom Martins over at minceddata  for giving me the idea. The end result ...

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Fun with DAX – Blackjack Game

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in DAX, Power BI | 3 Comments

I thought it might be fun to try something a little different with this blog and use a combination of bookmarks with a little DAX magic to come up with a game that plays a hand of Blackjack.  Power BI and DAX are not the ideal engine to build a game of Blackjack with, but ...

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DateAdd vs ParallelPeriod vs SamePeriodLastYear; DAX Time Intelligence Question

Using DAX time intelligence functions for a while; you may ask this question from yourself that what is the difference between functions below; SamePeriodLastYear function vs using ParallelPeriod with Year parameter ParallelPeriod for a month vs DateAdd for a month ago and many other questions that lead to this final question: Which function should be ...

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