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Power BI Pattern: Find Start and End Date of Task from Children

The project and task planning management systems have the concept of each task starting and ending with a date. Tasks can be a child of other tasks, and the parent tasks should take the whole range that the child task’s date includes. You need to parse the parent-child hierarchy of tasks (which can be many Read more about Power BI Pattern: Find Start and End Date of Task from Children[…]

Power BI Calendar Visual

Power BI doesn’t have a built-in calendar visual. Although there are some custom visuals for building a calendar, however, custom visuals come with some limitations sometimes. In this article and video, I explained how you can use built-in visuals to create a calendar visualization in your report. Video First step: Custom Date Table The first Read more about Power BI Calendar Visual[…]

Search Bar in Power BI Slicer

If you have too many items in a slicer, such as the list of customer names, or product names, then finding one amongst the list takes time, unless you enable the search. Fortunately, the search is there for you, you just need to enable it, In this very short article and video, I’ll explain where Read more about Search Bar in Power BI Slicer[…]

Power BI Date or Calendar Table Best Method: DAX or Power Query?

So you want to create a date or calendar table in Power BI, and you search for ways to do that. Then you will find many different approaches for that. Some of the approaches are using Power Query, some are using DAX. Which method is the best? What is the actual difference between a date Read more about Power BI Date or Calendar Table Best Method: DAX or Power Query?[…]

Power Query Transformation Pattern: Convert Status Log Dates Table to Start and End Date Table in Power BI

I have previously explained how to analyze the data of a status log table and a from/to date table (like a subscription pattern). I also explained that in some scenarios a from/to table works better than a status log table. In this article and video, I’ll explain how you can transform or convert a status Read more about Power Query Transformation Pattern: Convert Status Log Dates Table to Start and End Date Table in Power BI[…]

Power BI Modeling: Change the Status Log Table to a From-To Table

It is common that you face a status table in your data analysis scenarios. A status table normally has a column for the status of the items and the date of status change. This type of table, although informative, can be hard for analyzing data. In this article and video, I’ll explain why it is Read more about Power BI Modeling: Change the Status Log Table to a From-To Table[…]

Generate Year Month Day Combinations in Power BI Report using Power Query Date.ToText Function

A common requirement when reporting data with a Date axis is to be able to see the year and the month in a short form beside each other. Formats such as 2021 Jan, or Jan 2021, or even Jan 21, or 2021-01 are very popular. In Power BI, ideally, you should have a Date dimension Read more about Generate Year Month Day Combinations in Power BI Report using Power Query Date.ToText Function[…]

Add Leading Zeros to a Number in Power BI Using Power Query

There are a lot of situations where you need to add some leading zeros to a number. A common example of this is to create a month-year combination code using both month and year, and making sure the month is always two digits, regardless of being 1 or 12. There are many different ways of Read more about Add Leading Zeros to a Number in Power BI Using Power Query[…]

Generate Year and Month Combinations in Power BI Report using DAX

A common requirement when reporting data with a Date axis is to be able to see the year and the month in a short form beside each other. Formats such as 2021 Jan, or Jan 2021, or even Jan 21, or 2021-01 are very popular. In Power BI, ideally, you should have a Date dimension Read more about Generate Year and Month Combinations in Power BI Report using DAX[…]

Power BI HR Pattern: DAX Measures for the Last Position to Date: Last Status to Date

One of the common patterns in Power BI is to have a table with different statuses throughout time and then wanting to get the latest status up to a selected date. A simple example of that is to have a table with position(role) changes of employees and then wanting to see their latest position based Read more about Power BI HR Pattern: DAX Measures for the Last Position to Date: Last Status to Date[…]