• All Columns have Data Types in DAX, Or do they?

    To say this another way. Not all columns have datatypes in DAX, specifically speaking to using dynamic ranking with an “Other” category. Let me explain. The Tabular model is comprised of tables with typed columns. This is a truth learned in one’s Tabular infancy. Whether the table is imported, calculated, [...]
  • Trolling Ideas
    Trolling… we should clear up the definition of this right off the bat. We aren’t talking about the type of trolling where we spend a bunch of time finding things on the Power BI Ideas site and say obnoxious things about them to elicit a response. We may say obnoxious [...]
  • Formal vs. Self
    We’ve been having an amazing amount of fun having conversations on our podcast “Explicit Measures”. Join us live on Tuesdays and Thursdays on YouTube or listen on Spotify or Apple Podcast. During our podcast this last week, we talked about which method is better when trying to learn all the [...]
  • Howdy, folks! This past weekend, I was a man on a mission. There were two pressing reasons for a new release of Business Ops: The authors of many popular External Tools released updates recently, so we needed to ship a new version of Business Ops with those updates includedLast week, [...]
  • Much thanks must go to both Ferry Bouwman and Rui Romano for inspiration and building off the work they have done already for the use cases for the Scanner API. Ferry created the initial Microsoft Flow to automate the request and pull of data, and design ideas were taken by [...]
  • Howdy folks! We have just published a bugfix release for Business Ops; Version 2.0.2 is now available for download. Please see the instructions below for details. Instructions If you have installed Business Ops 2.0 or 2.0.1, you should use the “Edit External Tools” menu to remove the External Tools you [...]
  • A better way to Mobile

    Where does the Power BI Mobile app fit within your report building plan? This topic is widely un-discussed within the Power BI community. Many blogs and tutorials focus mainly on developing Power BI reports for a desktop screen.  More specifically, a report design that fits a wide screen monitor. However, [...]
  • Three New Time-Saving Scripts for Tabular Editor

    Howdy folks! I just published three new scripts for Tabular Editor to the PowerBI.tips “TabularEditor-Scripts” repository on GitHub yesterday. So, I wanted to take a moment to explain what they do, and why you should have them in your Tabular Editor Scripts arsenal. Replace String Across All Power QueriesReplaces a [...]
  • Copy Power BI Desktop Server:Port Connection String to Clipboard

    Howdy, folks! A few months ago, I was writing and running various PowerShell scripts to manipulate the connected data models in my Power BI Desktop files. During model development, I was constantly having to open DAX Studio to copy the Server:Port connection string, and thinking, “there’s got to be a [...]
  • Power BI Bookmarks Tips. Bookmarks are powerful and can improve the reader’s experience. However, there are several settings to be aware of. […]

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