Intro to Power BI Aggregations

This article introduces the Power BI User-defined Aggregations feature. It includes a walkthrough example (with video) showing how to configure and test a simple model to use this feature. If you have not used Power BI User-defined Aggregations before, need a refresher or reminder, or are just keen to understand how to configure, this article Continue reading Intro to Power BI Aggregations

Power BI – Pause/Resume calculations with Apply All feature

Power BI doesn’t yet have a feature that allows end-users to turn on/off the ability to process calculations for visuals on a report page until they are ready. Most of the time, this is perfectly fine – however, in some instances, it can be handy to disable long-running and heavy calculations from running. At the Continue reading Power BI – Pause/Resume calculations with Apply All feature

Using Visual Studio Code to query Power BI

In this article, I’m going to show how you can use Visual Studio Code to run queries against a Power BI model. Usually, this is the kind of task you would use the excellent DAX Studio for, but sometimes you have a requirement that doesn’t quite fit DAX Studio. Using VSCode provides a quick and Continue reading Using Visual Studio Code to query Power BI

Automatically create measures in Power BI using VS Code

My last blog introduced the idea of using Microsoft Visual Studio Code to work with Power BI Models. For this article, I build on that idea by showing how you can use a TOM based script to automatically generate measures in your model Power BI (or Azure Analysis Services) model. For simplicity, the example in Continue reading Automatically create measures in Power BI using VS Code