Power BI APIs for Non-Programmers

There was an announcement made a few weeks ago by Microsoft that nearly slipped under my radar. I don’t always read the more technical announcements because I don’t have a highly technical background. Luckily I read this particular announcement as it contained a nugget of gold that is very useful for anyone with a business background that wants to learn more about the Power BI APIs.

Source : Excelerator BI
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Removing HTML Tags From Text In Power Query/Power BI

Recently I found I needed to remove all the HTML tags from some text in Power Query. I searched and found a great – if complex – function from Marcel Beug here, but I realised that since that post was written the Html.Table M function has been added to the language and that it makes the task very easy. In fact it’s basically the same as the solution I blogged about here for extracting URLs from a web page.

Source : Chris Webb’s BI Blog
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Solving a Complex Time Problem In Power BI

I was delivering some training last week for a customer in Sydney and they participants had an interesting problem where they needed to be able to report on a rolling time window. Think of it a bit like Rolling 12 Months Sales, or average weekly sales over a rolling 4 week period, but instead this problem uses a rolling time window of just a few hours. I have decided to demonstrate how to solve this problem using my own solar electricity data and build a rolling average 3 hourly kWh consumption.

Source : Excelerator BI
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