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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

Viewing reports

The reporting interface within Power BI provides a number of useful functions when viewing reports. Some of these functions are similar to the features within Power BI Desktop, while others are unique to the Service. The functions for reports within the Service can be accessed by using the slim Ribbon bar that appears above your report.


Listed under the View menu in the ribbon are a number of options for controlling the size of the report in relation to the browser window, including the following:

  • Fit to page: Fits the report into the overall page's width and height
  • Fit to width: Fits the report into the width of the page but not the height
  • Actual size: Displays the report at its actual...