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Learn Power BI

By : Gregory Deckler
Book Image

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

Creating visualizations

Now that we have some data we can start creating some visualizations of our data model. Begin by clicking on the Report view in the Views bar.

Creating your first visualization

Follow these steps to create your first visualization:

  1. In the Fields pane, if your Calendar table is not already expanded so that you can see the column names in the table, simply click the table name to expand.
  2. Start by clicking on the IsWorkDay column and drag and drop this column onto the canvas. Instantly, you have a clustered column chart whose y-axis goes from 0 to 800. If you hover your mouse over the column, you will see the text IsWorkDay 782 displayed. This popup is called a tooltip, and this indicates that there are 782 combined...