Power BI Desktop

The BI Journey: The Expert’s Advice – Part 2

  • Article

A BI project should return value to the company quickly, not only after months or even years of work. In this article by Gogula Aryalingam, Ruthie, the intern, determines which items from her manager's requirements she can complete before the big meeting. She continues working on her semantic model by including a Date table, the star schema, measures, formatting, and more.

2019-05-06

Using Power BI Desktop to Visualize SQL Server Metadata

  • Article

You can easily use PowerBI Desktop to show graphically how your database is growing, which tables are taking the most space, how various parts of SQL Server is consuming memory, its use of indexes and so on. Sure, you can create graphs in SSMS, but with PowerBI, you can create reports that you can then publish to others, and which allow drill-down. It is a great way to get familiar with PowerBI Desktop as well. Rob Sheldon shows how simple it is to do.

2017-01-16

3,767 reads

Importing Excel Data into Power BI Desktop

  • Article

In any commercial setting, Excel Spreadsheets remain the preferred way of collecting and analysing data, and it makes sense that it should be easy to get the data into PowerBI so it can be made more generally available for sharing and further analysis. As well as the data, we'd probably need the other analysis components such as the Power Pivot tables, Power View visualizations, Power Query queries. It is all possible, and Robert Sheldon demonstrates how.

2016-12-28

2,896 reads

Blogs

What Agent Jobs are Running??

By

Do you run SQL Agent Jobs in your environment?  Do you know what is...

Unboxing SQL Clone 2020 for a PoC

By

When I got a new machine, I had SQL Clone on my old machine,...

Daily Coping 4 Aug 2020

By

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to...

Read the latest Blogs

Forums

Secondary replica is down at moment

By vivekinmadar

Hi Team , We have three node cluster setup where the one primary server...

SQL 2016 vs SQL 2008R2 float to numeric Difference:

By inayatkhan

Hi, we are upgrading from SQL server 2008 R2 to SQL server 2016 between...

Extended Events

By Michael L John

I have set up an extended event to capture the queries users may be...

Visit the forum

Ask SSC

SQL Server Q&A from the SQLServerCentral community

Get answers