We have usually said that if you use a native query, you break query folding in Power Query. Interesting. There may be a way to enable it in Power BI! Patrick shows you how. Chris Webb Blog: https://blog.crossjoin.co.uk/2021/02/21/query-folding-on-sql-queries-in-power-query-using-value-nativequery-and-enablefoldingtrue/ Query folding guidance in Power BI Desktop https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi/guidance/power-query-folding Visualise your Power BI Refresh https://dax.tips/2021/02/15/visualise-your-power-bi-refresh/
Have we found the best kept SECRET in Power BI? Adam saw this recently and was BLOWN away! Zooming in can help with presenting in business settings and anywhere else. Here are a few things you can use to make that presentation better with Power BI. ZoomIt: https://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/downloads/zoomit DAX Studio: https://daxstudio.org/
Sometimes you want to reduce data in Power BI Desktop so it's easier to work with. Then work with all the data in the Power BI Service. Patrick shows you 3 ways that can help do this without using Incremental Refresh or needing Power BI Premium!
If you need to change your data source references in Power Query, you are probably doing them individually. We found an INSANE AMAZING tip to make you way more efficient and it works in Power BI and Excel!
New to Power BI? Adam helps you get started with creating your first Power BI report in Power BI Desktop! Start your journey the right way! Guy in a Cube Blueprint Course: https://guyinacu.be/pbiblueprint Star Schema: https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi/guidance/star-schema Star Schema Book: https://amzn.to/38JQJqq Definitive Guide to DAX: https://amzn.to/2MTIi3h Power BI Blog: https://blog.powerbi.com Power BI documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi Power BI [...]
Maybe you've heard of Power Query M in Microsoft Excel, Power BI or something else. Do you really need to be an expert in that? Or even use it? Patrick helps to ease your mind!
Have you noticed the updates Power BI dataflows has had recently? Patrick explores Visual Data Prep which helps you craft your transforms in Power Query Online. Blog: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/blog/announcing-visual-data-prep-public-preview-diagram-view-in-power-query/
It's really frustrating when your Power BI refresh takes too long or times out! Adam breaks down 3 bottlenecks that can slow down your Power BI refresh to help you optimize the performance.
Showing off 3 HIDDEN tricks in the Power Query editor, in Power BI and Excel, that you may not have known about. Little things that take Power Query to the NEXT LEVEL!
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