Topic: Power BI

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Aggregations in Power BI

Aggregations have been introduced in 2018 in Power BI, as an optimization technique to manage large tables. By providing pre-aggregated tables, you can highly improve the performance of a Tabular data model. In this session we introduce the concept of…  Watch now

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Start learning Data Modeling for free

SQLBI is now offering a new Data Modeling video course: Introduction to Data Modeling for Power BI. This article describes which users will benefit from this learning experience the most, and how to enroll in the course.  Read more

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Using DAX with DateTime values

I was recently reading an interesting question by a user. Given a date/time value and a number of hours, add the number of hours to the date, but considering some constraints related to working hours: The working hours are 09:00-17:00…  Read more

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Different types of many-to-many relationships in Power BI

The introduction of the weak relationships in Power BI composite models enables new data modeling techniques. However, not all of the many-to-many relationships can be managed by using weak relationship. The “classical” many-to-many relationships in data warehouse is a design…  Watch now

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Understanding relationships in Power BI

Relationships are the foundation of any Power BI or Analysis Services Tabular data model with multiple entities. At first sight, this is a trivial concept, especially if one has a knowledge of relational data modeling. However, the ability to create…  Watch now

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Why Smart Filter Pro does not use IAP

This week OKViz released Smart Filter Pro 2.0.5, which is the first commercial version of a custom visual for Power BI produced by OKViz. This is the first of other rich and advanced visuals that will be released in the…  Read more

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DAX error messages in Power BI

This article describes the real meaning of and the required action for a few common error messages that can appear when users define DAX expressions in Power BI.  Read more

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What has happened in the DAX world in 2018

We are approaching the end of 2018, so it is a good time to review what happened in the DAX world this year, what we’ve been up to at SQLBI and what is going to happen in 2019. New DAX…  Read more