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Learn Power BI

By : Greg Deckler
Book Image

Learn Power BI

By: Greg 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

Segmenting data

Power BI provides several mechanisms for segmenting data. These include the ability to use groups, hierarchies, and row-level security. Segmenting data allows you to partition or group individual rows of data into logical units that make sense to an organization. This helps to ensure that business rules are enforced or that metrics can be shown in a manner that is more easily digestible by business users versus looking at individual rows of data.

Creating groups

The easiest way to see grouping in Power BI is to simply use visualizations to summarize data. We do see this by following these steps:

  1. Create a new page, Page 3, in Power BI Desktop on the Report view.
  2. While on this page, expand the Calendar table and choose...