I wrote an article about Time Intelligence in Power BI Desktop to explain how to fix measures using DAX functions for time intelligence when you have a data model where the relationship uses surrogate keys. THe short description is that all the time intelligence
Today I observed an issue on a notebook where Excel 2016 was installed and then removed, going back to Excel 2013. After this operation, workbooks having a Power Pivot data model were working correctly by navigating data in PivotTables, but any operation
The latest version of Power Pivot Utils v 1.05 has a new feature that deserves the immediate upgrade: you can list unused columns ! Thanks to Idan Cohen and Amir Hefetz for their contribute to the macros developed by Bertrand d’ARBONNEAU!
If you are using Power BI Desktop or Power Pivot in Excel 2016, you should learn when and how you can use GROUPBY instead of SUMMARIZE. The SUMMARIZE function is very powerful and internally very complex, so it’s easy to find scenarios where you get unexpected
In a couple of weeks, I will move to Australia for 3 weeks, visiting Melbourne and Sydney for a number of events and training. This is the list of topics in public events you can attend (with link to registration pages – remember that SQL Saturday conferences
I recently wrote an article about how to Create Static Tables in DAX Using the DATATABLE Function . Such a new DAX feature (the DATATABLE function) will be likely used in the upcoming Analysis Services Tabular 2016, but it is not used neither in Power
When you use Power Pivot, there are a number of operations requiring more than one click (or much more than just Excel): Creating a pivot table based on the current data model (at least 2 or 3 clicks) Create a table of existing measures (including its
I have experienced (on difference customer’s databases) some performance issues related to security in SSAS Tabular models. The symptoms are that certain queries, pivot table, or reports, have good performance when you connect as a database administrator,
This short blog post is a note that could help myself in the future, or anyone who is interested in writing a client tool for Analysis Services. When you establish a session to Analysis Services, you can run both DAX and MDX statements. In DAX, you can
The 2015 has been an amazing year for Power BI. One year ago, I was commenting on this blog the public preview of Power BI dashboards. A few days ago, Microsoft released the December update of Power BI Desktop and several updates of the Power BI service.