Change the T-SQL Script of a Power BI Table without Add/Remove from the Model

If you have been using T-SQL queries to build the tables of your Power BI data model, you probably know what I’m talking about. Sometimes after a while using a query in the Power BI model, you might change the script and want the change to be applied in the data model. One of the Read more about Change the T-SQL Script of a Power BI Table without Add/Remove from the Model[…]

Generate Random List of Numbers in Power BI Dataset Using Power Query

I’ve been asked from one of my friends who were trying to create a random dataset for his presentation. There is a great and quick way that you can create a random list of numbers in Power BI using Power Query. In this short blog post, I’ll explain how to create this random list. You Read more about Generate Random List of Numbers in Power BI Dataset Using Power Query[…]

Only Get the Last Few Periods of Data into Power BI using Power Query Filtering

Power BI reports can get slow if you have huge amount of data. One of the ways to speed up the performance is to get the smaller part of the data, only the part that is needed for analysis. Most of the times, a date condition is a good filter for that. You might only Read more about Only Get the Last Few Periods of Data into Power BI using Power Query Filtering[…]

Get Images from Web Page Into the Power BI Report Using Power Query

Power Query can connect to a web page and get data from there, and I have explained it before in my article about movies data analysis. However, the default way of getting data from the web page doesn’t fetch images into your report. Images in a webpage come through their own URL. If you can Read more about Get Images from Web Page Into the Power BI Report Using Power Query[…]

Conditional Column in Power BI using Power Query; You can do anything!

There are many scenarios that you might want to implement a conditional expression. When the conditional expression’s logic is on a row-by-row basis, the best is doing it in Power Query rather than DAX (there are exceptions always), The Add Conditional Column in Power Query is a very helpful option, but often many people find Read more about Conditional Column in Power BI using Power Query; You can do anything![…]

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[…]

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[…]