In my last post I showed how to connect SQL Server Profiler up to a Power BI Premium dataset but I didn’t give you any examples of why this might be useful. In this post I’ll show you how you can use a Profiler trace to visualise all the queries run by a Power BI report, see when they start to run, see which ones run in parallel with each other and see what the overall time taken to run all the queries is.
SQLBits is one of the best Microsoft data platform conferences around, and last week’s event in Manchester was particularly good. As usual, videos of almost all of the sessions are available for everyone to view for free online (no registration required) here:
Somewhere in mid 2017 Microsoft will release a new version of SQL Server in which we will have an integration with Power BI. This means we will (I hope) be able to use SSRS as an on premise solution to host Power BI reports, as you can read here on the SQL Server Reporting Services Team Blog.
The Rapid Start Services are an often used tool in Dynamics Nav to export and import data. In that posting i show how the Import works using new feature Item Attributes. In that sample i want to import a new Item Attribute Value and a new Item Attribute Value Mapping.