Delaying Power BI Dataset Refresh Until The Source Data Is Ready

This week a customer came to me with the following problem: they had scheduled the refresh of their dataset but their source data wasn’t always ready in time, so the old data was being loaded by mistake. The best solution here is to use some kind of external service (for example Power Automate) to poll the data source regularly to see if it’s ready, and then to refresh the dataset via the Power BI REST API when it is.

Source : Chris Webb’s BI Blog
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Analyze data using Query Analyzer in Business Central

Inline Query Analyzer is a tool to analyze data in Business Central. This is an open source project intended to help developers for quick retrieval of data for analysis purposes. You can write SQL like queries to retrieve data. Users can view the query results in Grid and JSON views.

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Basics of JSON data types in Business Central

This post is about understanding the basics of JSON and how to handle JSON data in Business Central AL Language using JSON data types. JSON data types are introduced in AL Language with Business Central / Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018. JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. The JSON format is a lightweight data interchange format originally specified by Douglas Crockford.

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Monitoring changes in Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 release wave 2 (Change Logs, Field Monitoring and Data audit system fields)

A common challenge in many business management applications is avoiding unwanted changes in data. It could be anything from an incorrect customer name to an incorrect posting to the general ledger. In this blog we will summarize how to Monitor Changes in Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 release wave 2. There are currently three ways.

Source : Dynamics 365 Lab
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View Native Query Now Works For Analysis Services Data Sources

If you’re familiar with the topic of query folding in Power Query, you’ll know that the View Native Query right-click option in the Applied Steps pane of the Power Query Editor can be used to show the native query that is run against the data source. You may also know that there are some data sources where query folding does take place but where View Native Query remains greyed out.

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