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Composite Model in Power BI; DirectQuery and Import Data Combined

In the early days of developing Power BI solutions, you could choose DirectQuery or Import Data connection types, but not both. In 2018, Power BI added a breakthrough feature called Composite Model. Now, using this feature, you can have part of your Power BI dataset connected directly from a data source, and another part to Read more about Composite Model in Power BI; DirectQuery and Import Data Combined[…]

Live Connection; When Power BI comes Hybrid

Live Connection is another type of connection in Power BI. This type of connection is somehow similar to DirectQuery because it won’t store data in memory. However, it is different from DirectQuery, because it will give you the analytical engine of SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular. With this method, you get benefits of both worlds; Read more about Live Connection; When Power BI comes Hybrid[…]

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 Read more about DirectQuery Connection in Power BI; How does it work? Limitations and Advantages[…]

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 Read more about Connection Types in Power BI: Import Data or Scheduled Refresh; A Detailed Look Inside and Out[…]

Adding Pre-Calculated Rank in Power BI Using Power Query

There are multiple ways that you can add a RANK column to your table, You can do that dynamically inside the Power BI report using DAX Measures, or you can do it pre-calculated. If you are doing a pre-calculated rank (let’s say for an aggregated table or something like that), then it would be perhaps Read more about Adding Pre-Calculated Rank in Power BI Using Power Query[…]

Power BI Datamart Integration in the Power BI Ecosystem

Power BI Datamart is integrating well with other components of the Power BI ecosystem (such as workspaces, sharing, deployment pipelines, endorsements, sensitivity labels, etc). In this article and video, I’ll explain how Power BI works with other features and services in Power BI implementation. If you are new to Power BI Datamarts, this article explains Read more about Power BI Datamart Integration in the Power BI Ecosystem[…]

Power BI Datamart Components

What is a Power BI Datamart underneath? Can you connect to the database generated by Power BI Datamart? how the Dataset associated with the Datamart can be used? Is there a linage view? In this article and video, I’ll explain These and you will learn about the components of a Power BI Datamart. If you Read more about Power BI Datamart Components[…]

Getting Started with Power BI Datamart

In the previous article, you learned what is a Datamart and the use cases of that in a Power BI implementation. In this article and video, you will have your first experience with Datamarts and learn through an example about what it is and how it works in detail. The interesting thing in all the Read more about Getting Started with Power BI Datamart[…]

Power BI Datamart – What is it and Why You Should Use it?

One of the newest additions to the Power BI components is the Datamart. Power BI Datamart is more than just another feature, it is a major milestone where the development of Power BI solutions will be revolutionized based on that. This is a feature that helps both citizen data analysts and developers. In this article Read more about Power BI Datamart – What is it and Why You Should Use it?[…]

Power BI DAX: Previous Month-to-Date, Quarter-to-Date, and Year-to-Date Calculations

If you want to compare the sales up to a particular day and compare it with the previous period (month, quarter, or year) but up to that particular day in that period, then it is called previous month-to-date, previous quarter-to-date, and previous year-to-date. These calculations can be more helpful than comparing with the entire period Read more about Power BI DAX: Previous Month-to-Date, Quarter-to-Date, and Year-to-Date Calculations[…]