Power BI Quick Tip: the Formula Bar in Power Query

Often you do the transformation in Power Query using the graphical interface, but having the formula bar visible, makes it much easier to understand or change the transformations. In this short blog and video, I’ll explain that. Power Query transformations In Power BI, we use Power Query a lot for transformations, but mostly using the Read more about Power BI Quick Tip: the Formula Bar in Power Query[…]

Dataflow: a remedy slow data sources in Power BI

I have previously explained a number of use cases for dataflows. One really useful case for it is to use dataflow for slow data sources. In this short article and video, I’ll explain how this works. What is a dataflow? Dataflow is a Power Query process that runs in the cloud and stores the result Read more about Dataflow: a remedy slow data sources in Power BI[…]

How to modify a linked entity in Power BI dataflows

It is not possible to change a linked entity in a dataflow in Power BI. Linked entities has to be modified only in the dataflow in which they are created. However, sometimes, you need to do a small modification to the linked entity in a chained dataflow. There is a very simple trick, In this Read more about How to modify a linked entity in Power BI dataflows[…]

Power BI Dataflow vs Data Warehouse: Which one to choose?

Dataflow is the data transformation service in Power BI, and also some other Power Platform services. Data Warehouse is the cloud storage and also compute engine for data. I often get this question that: “Now that we have dataflow in Power BI, should we not use the Data warehouse? What are the differences? which is Read more about Power BI Dataflow vs Data Warehouse: Which one to choose?[…]

Remove Columns with Specific Patterns Name in Power BI using Power Query

I was in the middle of data transforming to create a clean dataset for a Charticulator post, that I come across a dataset as http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/SeriesDetail.aspx?srid=749 This dataset is for Carbon dioxide emissionsĀ in different countries around the world. The only columns I need from this datasets is about country name and the number of emissions for Read more about Remove Columns with Specific Patterns Name in Power BI using Power Query[…]

Offset Columns for the Date Table: Flexibility in Relative Date Filtering for Power BI

I have written previously provided an all-in-one script for the date dimension, and also wrote an article about the relative date slicer. However, sometimes you cannot use the relative date slicer (timezone issue can be one example), adding offset columns help to overcome that challenge, and still be able to do flexible relative filtering in Read more about Offset Columns for the Date Table: Flexibility in Relative Date Filtering for Power BI[…]

Fibonacci Sequence: Understanding the Power Query Recursive Function for Power BI

Recursive functions in Power Query are not very popular, but sometimes very helpful when in need. In this post, I’ll explain what a recursive function is, how it works, and explain it through a famous recursive example of Fibonacci Sequence. Fibonacci Sequence Fibonacci sequence is one of the fundamental recursive operations in math, below are Read more about Fibonacci Sequence: Understanding the Power Query Recursive Function for Power BI[…]

Get Data from Multiple Excel Files with Different Sheet Names into Power BI

The ability to use Get Data from Folder in Power BI is a very useful option. However, if your sheet names are different in the list of Excel files, then you will face a problem. In this blog article, I’ll explain a method you can use that works regardless of the sheet names. Sample Dataset Read more about Get Data from Multiple Excel Files with Different Sheet Names into Power BI[…]

Dataflow Vs. Dataset: What are the Differences of these two Power BI Components

I have presented about Power BI dataflow and datasets a lot, and always one of the questions I get is: What is the difference between dataflow and dataset. So I thought better to explain it in a post and help everyone in that understanding. In this post, you will learn what the differences between these Read more about Dataflow Vs. Dataset: What are the Differences of these two Power BI Components[…]

Script for Creating TIME Table in Power BI with Hours, Minutes and Seconds Buckets

I have a Power Query script that I usually use in any Power BI solution that needs time-based analysis. However, I never had a chance to publish it here for everyone to use. So here it is. A friend’s question about a time table reminded me that it is good to publish this to the Read more about Script for Creating TIME Table in Power BI with Hours, Minutes and Seconds Buckets[…]