How do I: Create a mini report inspector?

Now recently I came across a post from Bert De Temmerman on Yammer: https://www.yammer.com/dynamicsnavdev/threads/736254082498560 and that got my inspiration flowing…

He suggests that when you add this action to the “Report Layout Selection” page, you can export any dataset by first running the request-page:

Source : Think about IT
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Keep The Existing Data In Your Power BI Dataset And Add New Data To It Using Incremental Refresh

Power BI incremental refresh is a very powerful feature and now it’s available in Shared capacity (not just Premium) everyone can use it. It’s designed for scenarios where you have a data warehouse running on a relational database but with a little thought you can make it do all kinds of other interesting things; Miguel Escobar’s recent blog post on how to use incremental refresh for files in a folder is a great example of this.

Source : Chris Webb’s BI Blog
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Analysing Dataset Refresh In Power BI Premium Using SQL Server Profiler

A few weeks ago I showed how XMLA Endpoints allow you to connect SQL Server Profiler to Power BI Premium. As well as looking at query execution times this also means you can see in more detail what happens when a dataset is refreshed, for example so you can find out exactly how long a refresh took, understand which tables inside the dataset contribute most to refresh times or which calculated columns or calculated tables take the longest to create.

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How to: Join Data Items to Define the Query Dataset in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Query objects can also perform calculations on data, such as finding the sum or average of all values in a column of the dataset.

Business Central query objects enable you to retrieve records from one or more tables and then combine the data into rows and columns in a single dataset.

Source : Divyesh Chitte
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How do I: Create a timeline in a report dataset in AL?

A question I got recently was, how can I visualize or create a dataset that can show/fetch information on a timeline? For example, I have a time-sheet and want to visualize the hours employees worked at certain projects, per day, week, month, year, and so on.

In this example I will create an order intake report. For the simple reason that for this report you can use the standard demo data in Business Central, and for time-sheets you first need to go threw a setup and then create the demo data.

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Storing Large Images In Power BI Datasets

Power BI has added the ability to set the Data Category property on measures as well as columns in tables. This means it is now possible to have the output of a DAX measure displayed as an image in a Power BI report and this in turn opens up a lot of new possibilities – including the ability to work around the maximum size of a text value that can be loaded into Power BI (see my previous blog post for more details) and therefore work with larger images.

Source : Chris Webb’s BI Blog
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