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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


In this chapter, we learned about the importance of proper planning when creating a final report. Planning a report by thinking about how users will use and interact with the report will make the report creation process go more smoothly and help to ensure that users find the report intuitive and easy to use. Thinking ahead about using sync slicers and report filters can save time and effort. Using a theme ensures that colors are consistent throughout the report and can also save time by reducing the amount of formatting that's required for visuals. Creating a page template can also save time and effort when creating multiple report pages.

While creating the various pages of the utilization report, we learned valuable lessons about how to overcome the limitations of certain visuals by using DAX, as well as how to use DAX to create dynamic titles that are helpful when...