DirectQuery Connection in Power BI; How does it work? Limitations and Advantages

In the last post, you learned about Import Data or Scheduled Refresh as a connection type. In this post, you’ll learn about the second type of connection named; DirectQuery. This type of connection is only supported by a limited number of data sources, and mainly targets systems with a huge amount of data. DirectQuery is ...

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Connection Types in Power BI: Import Data or Scheduled Refresh; A Detailed Look Inside and Out

Power BI is one of the BI tools in the market that supports more than one type of connection. Each connection type has pros and cons. In this section, we are going to cover everything about Import Data or Scheduled Refresh type of connection. You will learn briefly how Power BI stores data into xVelociy ...

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List.Accumulate Hidden Gem of Power Query List Functions in Power BI

There are a number of List transformations available in Power Query’s graphical interface. However, the number of functions in the graphical interface is very limited. In this post, I’m going to explain about a function that is really powerful and is not yet listed in the graphical interface. List.Accumulate is a function that loops through ...

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Dynamic Row Level Security with Organizational Hierarchy Power BI

In previous posts, I covered some methods of Dynamic Row Level Security including Row Level Security user based, With Manager Level Access, and also with User and Profiles as a many to many relationships. In this post, I’m going to cover another common scenario for row level security; Organizational hierarchy for security. Through organizational hierarchy ...

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