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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 calculations

We now have a workable data model that contains all of the raw data that we will need to report on utilization. Recall that, at the beginning of Chapter 3, Connecting and Shaping Data, with the rollout of unlimited PTO, it is imperative that employee utilization be tracked closely.

Utilization in this context is a calculation that involves the ratio of billable time versus the total time (billable and non-billable). From experience, the organization knows that, in order to remain profitable, the target utilization must be 80%. Therefore, we must create this calculation.

Calculated columns

Calculated columns are additional columns that are created in data model tables through the use of the Data Analysis Expressions...