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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
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Merging, copying, and appending queries

Now that we have cleaned up our data, we still require some additional data and transformations to occur in order to prepare our data for analysis. Specifically, we need to add our additional month data around hours billed to customers, as well as some additional transformations. 

Merging queries

Note that in the January query, there is a column called TaskID. The values in this column match the values in the TaskID column from our Tasks query. This Tasks query has additional information about each of these tasks regarding whether or not the task is Billable, or some other category, such as PTO, Int Admin, Sales Support, and Training. It would be good to have this information included in...