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Learn Power BI

By : Greg Deckler
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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

Editing and creating reports

In addition to adding features and capabilities to reports that are published from the Power BI Desktop, the Power BI Service also includes an interface for editing reports and even building entirely new reports on top of existing datasets. Being able to edit and create reports is dependent upon a user's permissions to the report and dataset. These permissions are covered in detail in Chapter 9, Understanding Dashboards, Apps, and Security.

Editing a report

To edit a report, follow these steps:

  1. While viewing a report, click the Edit report link in the ribbon.
  2. The report canvas will change to edit mode. This changes the ribbon so that it provides editing options. It also activates the VISUALIZATIONS...