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Fetch Web Data in Power BI

Introduction Reporting on web data has been a fascinating part of developing any dashboard or reports in Power BI. Often this data is available either free that can be consumed anonymously or by using some kind of authentication mechanism. In this article, I'm going to demonstrate how to connect to a web application from Power […]

2020-03-17

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What’s in that database? Getting information about routines

There is a lot of information held in SQL Server metadata about your SQL Server procedures, triggers, views and functions. Some of it is valuable, other nuggets are useful and a few are rather dull but worthy. It really all needs to be tied together to tell the full story, especially if you are not able to, or do not want to, query the metadata directly.

2020-03-17

Moving on from Volunteer Projects

I can’t remember a time when I was not involved in side-projects, usually as a volunteer but also writing books or creating courses. New projects are like bright, shiny objects, and it’s easy to get involved in too many of them.

2020-03-16

Using the RANKX function in Power BI

Introduction In this article, I'll explain the use of the RANKX function available in DAX. The RANKX is a sortation function which is capable of performing a quite complex sorting and ranking based on the groups and values available in the dataset. It returns the ranking of a particular number available in each row of […]

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2020-03-12

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Enterprise Insights from the 2020 State of Database DevOps report

17% of Enterprise respondents in this year's State of Database DevOps survey reported that DevOps has been adopted across all projects in their organization. This year’s State of Database DevOps report gave us some great insights into the landscape of Database DevOps. Kendra Little walks us through those insights specific to Enterprise organizations.

2020-03-12

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