Best Book for Learning the M Language-Late in 2018 there was a new Power Query book written by Gil Raviv called Collect, Combine and Transform Data Using Power Query in Excel and Power BI. That’s a bit of a mouthful actually; maybe the title was influenced by the same people that call Power Query “Get and Transform” in the Excel menu?! […]Read More
Build a Reusable Calendar Table with Power Query-I wrote a blog on this topic a few years ago over at PowerPivotPro.com. I have learnt a lot about Power Query since that time, plus Power Query has come along in leaps and bounds, and it now has a lot more capability than it had previously. Today I am going to write a new […]Read More
Use Power Query to Compare Database Records-Level: Intermediate I was helping a user on http://community.powerbi.com this week. The user had a list of service desk tickets for multiple customers and the requirement was to identify when a customer opened a second new ticket within 7 days of closing a previous ticket. This is not an uncommon scenario so I thought it would […]Read More
Import Tabular Data from PDF using Power Query-Level: Intermediate [Edit: Sept 2018] Microsoft released the preview version of the PDF Connector in Power BI. This is another instance to show that Microsoft is listening to the community to add or improve the Power BI features. As this is yet a preview feature, you need to enable it under the Previews list in the […]Read More
Find Duplicate Files on Your PC with Power BI-Level: Beginners If you want to learn new skills using a new tool, then you simply must practice. One great way to practice is to weave the new tool into you daily problem solving. If you have something meaningful to do with the new tool, then you are much more likely to be motivated to […]Read More
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