Ivan: I recently moved to Australia with my family. While searching for a place to live I had to look for a good pair of suburb and school. I found interesting data at https://www.myschool.edu.au/. However, there is no option to compare schools. It just gives some statistics about Australian schools, one page at a time. The information presented on a typical school profile page (e.g. Burwood Public School) is as shown below.
I got my haircut today (pretty spiffy one too, even if I do say so myself). While I was chatting I asked my hair dresser “on average, how often should I get my hair cut”? She told me (for men) around 4-6 weeks. Then I got thinking (as I do), I wonder if I could data-mine my credit card data using Power BI and find out how often I actually get my own hair cut. It turns out I was able to do this, and this article explains the hardest part of that task – find the number of days between two transaction dates using DAX.
This is a further (third) update to an article I first wrote on 18th April 2017 and then updated on 30th Jan 2018. As Power BI becomes more and more pervasive in the business world, I am being increasingly asked “How can I build 1 master dataset, use it as the 1 version of the truth, but still allow people to do their own thing”? My concept of the Golden Dataset will allow you to do just that – read on to find out how.
The other day I discovered something new (at least to me) while writing the DAX for a measure in Power BI Desktop: when you insert a new line in your DAX expression using SHIFT-ENTER it also auto-indents the code. I asked a few people if this was new because I was sure I hadn’t seen it before, even though I always put line breaks in my code; of course Marco had and said he thought it had been around for a while
When publishing internal and external reports for your business it is important to be consistent with your branding standards by using the same color schemes and logos. Microsoft Power BI it a great tool for creating and publishing dynamic and interactive reports and it allows for the customization of colors to match your brand standards. This blog will provide instructions on how to use Microsoft Power BI to create reports you are proud to share.