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Learn Power BI

By : Gregory Deckler
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Learn Power BI

By: Gregory Deckler

Overview of this book

To succeed in today's transforming business world, organizations need business intelligence capabilities to make smarter decisions faster than ever before. This Power BI book is an entry-level guide that will get you up and running with data modeling, visualization, and analytical techniques from scratch. You'll find this book handy if you want to get well-versed with the extensive Power BI ecosystem. You'll start by covering the basics of business intelligence and installing Power BI. You'll then learn the wide range of Power BI features to unlock business insights. As you progress, the book will take you through how to use Power Query to ingest, cleanse, and shape your data, and use Power BI DAX to create simple to complex calculations. You'll also be able to add a variety of interactive visualizations to your reports to bring your data to life. Finally, you'll gain hands-on experience in creating visually stunning reports that speak to business decision makers, and see how you can securely share these reports and collaborate with others. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to create simple, yet effective, BI reports and dashboards using the latest features of Power BI.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits

Refreshing datasets

Now that a gateway has been installed and configured, it is time to enable our dataset so that it can automatically refresh. This means that, if we add or replace the data to/in our file or database, the Service can automatically refresh that data within the published dataset so that the associated dashboards and reports are kept up to date.

Scheduling a refresh

To schedule a refresh for a dataset, log in to the Service and do the following:

  1. From the Service, expand your Workspaces in the Navigation pane. Then, under DATASETS, click the ellipses (...) menu. You will see a fly-out menu like the one shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 22  Accessing the SCHEDULE REFRESH option for a dataset...