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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


As an activity, try to answer the following questions on your own:

  • How many different connectors are available for ingesting data in Power BI?
  • What is the powerful sub-application included with Power BI that's used for ingesting and shaping data?
  • What is the name of the language that's used behind the scenes when creating queries?
  • Turning columns into rows is called what?
  • What icons are displayed in the headers of columns for text, whole number, decimal, and date columns?
  • Joining two queries together based on columns is called what?
  • What are the six different kinds of join operations that can be performed when joining queries?
  • Adding one query to another query is called what?