Business Intelligence

Daniel Calbimonte
Power BI Desktop - Get data

How to create Power BI reports

January 11, 2023 by

In this article, we will learn how to create Power BI Reports. This article is created for newbies to start the Power BI world with a simple example. We will connect to SQL Server, show how to transform data from SQL Server in Power BI, and then we will create some reports, and play with the options available in Power BI.

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Daniel Calbimonte
SSDT Internet Sales

SQL Partition overview

September 26, 2022 by


In SQL Server there are several kinds of SQL partitions. However, in general, we can say that a partition is a way to divide a table (sometimes a view) into smaller pieces for performance purposes. In this article, we will explain what partition does mean for a table partition and SSAS. We will also provide some guidance to automate the partition process.

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Nisarg Upadhyay
View Connection and Database

Understanding Transfer database objects in SSDT 2017

March 2, 2022 by

In this article, we are going to learn how we can copy database objects between two databases of different instances of SQL Server. Sometimes, we receive the request to provide the specific database object to another database. To fulfill this requirement, instead of using Generating the T-SQL script for each object and export data using import-export task, we can use the Transfer SQL Server Object task of SSDT 2017. In this article, we will understand how we can transfer the database objects of a specific schema to another database.

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Aveek Das
Power BI Report created

An overview of Power BI Incremental Refresh

December 6, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to talk about Power BI Incremental Refresh. Power BI is the cloud-based business intelligence tool developed by Microsoft. Using Power BI, users can create various kinds of modern reports and dashboards that provide insights and information of their data in a meaningful way. Power BI is a strong and independent BI tool that is available for both Windows desktop and also the cloud. In order to demonstrate the capabilities of Power BI Incremental Refresh, we will leverage Power BI Desktop to develop and author the data model and then publish it to the Power BI cloud where it will be refreshed incrementally.

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Aveek Das
The relationships in the Power BI Data Model - DAX Functions

Understanding Summarization and Aggregation in DAX Functions

November 23, 2021 by

In this article, we are going to learn about the various DAX functions that are available for the summarization and aggregation of data. DAX, abbreviated as Data Analysis Expressions, is developed by Microsoft as a scripting language to interact with the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack, such as Power BI, SSAS Tabular, Power Pivot, etc. If you have prior experience working with Microsoft Excel, learning DAX Functions will not be too much of a hassle for you. One of the most popular tools in the BI market that uses DAX Functions is Power BI. Power BI can be used without using DAX, however, using DAX Functions in Power BI helps us to build powerful data models which also helps in performance optimization.

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