Fun with DAX – Tic Tac Toe

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Power BI | One Comment

To follow in the spirit of some of my recent blogs, I thought I would have a look to see how feasible it might be to build a Tic Tac Toe game using just DAX and Power BI.  I get pretty close and will detail my approach here in this article.  For starters, here is ...

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Sharing Power BI Reports with Selection of Slicers and Filters; What it Means?

  The most recent feature added in the Power BI service is a great update, which should not be overlooked. You can now share reports and pass the selection of filters and slicers. This ability, which is announced yesterday, open doors to many possibilities. You can now create “report views” for different personas of users. Previously ...

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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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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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