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Mike Diehl

Getting Ready for Your First Power BI Project

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Power BI & SQL

One of the best parts of my job as a Business Intelligence (BI) consultant is what happens when Imaginet engages with a new BI customer. In many cases, our first engagement with a customer who is challenged by their BI and/or reporting capabilities is our Imaginet PowerBI Quick Start. This is typically a one or two week intensive engagement where an Imaginet Business Intelligence consultant (like me) embeds themselves into a team within an organization…

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Power Query Function for Dense Ranking

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Power Query Function for Dense Ranking Recently I was having issues writing a measure in DAX to rank items properly (not an issue with the DAX, but in my understanding of the DAX). I did some searching and came across Chris Webb’s article that had a nice implementation of ranking using Power Query. The technique he proposed uses Power Query to: sort a table by the column you want to rank by, add an index column…

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Power Query for Azure tables and Updating Column Names

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Power Query for Azure Tables and Updating Column Names I recently did some PowerBI work using Azure Table Storage. In the query editor, it seemed that each table I pulled in from Azure Tables had a very similar process.: Get the list of tables available for the storage account. Select a table Select the Content of the table (excluding the RowKey, PartitionKey, and timestamp columns) Expand the columns in the Content Rename the columns Azure…

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Scaling Azure SQL Databases Up and Down

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Scaling Azure SQL databases up and down   I've recently been working on a project where we push data from an on-premise database to a set of Azure SQL databases daily, and use that Azure SQL database as the source for a Power BI dataset. The dataset gets refreshed once a day. Our Azure SQL data marts are pretty small - all but one of them are under 2 GB, and the largest one is...
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Cash In on the Data Dividend with Imaginet and Microsoft Power BI

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In this demo-packed presentation on Business Intelligence, Imaginet will show you Microsoft Power BI and how it can quickly provide insights into your data so that you can realize the ‘Data Dividend’ in your organization. Find out how Imaginet can help you cash in on the untapped value of the data you already have using Microsoft Power BI. — Imaginet is your trusted technology partner who turns your business innovation ideas into reality. 18+ years…

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