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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

Verifying and loading data

Now that we are finished connecting to and transforming data, there should be three active queries and four intermediate queries listed in the Queries pane.

Active queries include Budgets and Forecast, People, and Hours. These should not be italicized. These are the active queries that will create tables in the data model. There should also be four intermediate queries for Tasks, January, February, and March that are italicized. These queries will not create tables in the data model, but are used by the active queries.

The Queries pane should look as follows:

Figure 20: Queries pane

We can view how our sources and queries are related to one another by viewing the query dependencies. We can do this by performing the following steps:

  1. First, click on the View tab of the ribbon.
  2. Then, click the Query Dependencies button in the Dependencies area of...