Organize Power BI DAX Measures in Folders

Although very simple, still I see many Power BI reports with no organized way of separating measures. When you use Power BI for a while, you will gradually have more DAX measures and calculations, and having them organized under folders is always helpful. In this very short article, I’ll explain how you can use Display Read more about Organize Power BI DAX Measures in Folders[…]

Power BI Shared Datasets: What is it? How does it work? and Why should you care?

I have written a long time ago about sharing a Power BI dataset between reports, in an article written when the feature announced first. Nowadays, if you are in the world of Power BI, you heard a lot about certified datasets, and also shared datasets becoming available across multiple workspaces. In this article, you will Read more about Power BI Shared Datasets: What is it? How does it work? and Why should you care?[…]

Budget vs. Actual Model in Power BI: Calculations and DAX

In the previous article, I explained how you can build a data model for budget vs. actual, where the grain of the two fact tables is different. The model works perfectly as a star schema. As long as you slice and dice data in the level of granularity that both tables support, then you don’t Read more about Budget vs. Actual Model in Power BI: Calculations and DAX[…]

Budget vs Actual: Zero Complexity Model in Power BI

When I explain the Star Schema and best practices of data modeling in Power BI, Often I get questions such as what if we want to have budget and actuals in the same data model? what if there are two tables with different granularity? We cannot solve it with simple data modeling and relationships, this Read more about Budget vs Actual: Zero Complexity Model in Power BI[…]

All You Need to Know About the Incremental Refresh in Power BI: Load Changes Only

The default configuration for Power BI dataset is to wipe out the entire data and re-load it again. This can be a long process if you have a big dataset. In this article, I explain how you can set up an incremental refresh in Power BI, and what are the requirements for it. Incremental Refresh Read more about All You Need to Know About the Incremental Refresh in Power BI: Load Changes Only[…]

Create a Profiling Report in Power BI: Give the End User Information about the Data

Most of the time, you would like to know how the data quality looks like in your tables. Although, this is a process that you mainly check at the time of data preparation, having such report for end users, is also helpful, because sometimes they see an odd outcome, and wonder where this is coming Read more about Create a Profiling Report in Power BI: Give the End User Information about the Data[…]

Why my Power BI Matrix or Table Visual is SLOW

You have created a Power BI report with many visualizations and calculations, however, it is slow! And the slowest part of that is the report page with a matrix or table visual in it! Why that visual is so slow? Is this the problem of Visual in Power BI? or Power BI problem at all? Read more about Why my Power BI Matrix or Table Visual is SLOW[…]

Build Your First Star Schema Model in Action: Power BI Modeling Basics

Dimensions and Fact tables are the two essential parts of building a data model, and their relationship in the form of Star Schema is the best practice of doing the modeling. However, these are all theories until you really experience it in a real-world example. In this article, I want to put everything you learned Read more about Build Your First Star Schema Model in Action: Power BI Modeling Basics[…]

Power BI Basics of Modeling: Star Schema and How to Build it

Now that you know about the dimension and fact tables, it is time to talk about one of the most important concepts of modeling. You might have heard about dimensional modeling or star schema, but you may have vague ideas about what it is, or alternatively, you might have used it, but not sure if Read more about Power BI Basics of Modeling: Star Schema and How to Build it[…]

Power BI Architecture for Multi-Developer Tenant Using Dataflows and Shared Datasets

Using Power BI is simple, however, using it properly, needs a good architecture. In a multi-developer tenant, the architecture of a Power BI implementation should allow multiple developers to work on the same solution at the same time. On the other hand, the Power BI architecture should be designed in a way that different layers Read more about Power BI Architecture for Multi-Developer Tenant Using Dataflows and Shared Datasets[…]