Visualise your Power BI refresh – in real-time

Introduction I recently wrote an article showing how you can visualise a dataset refresh using Power BI. It was a pretty cool way to show some of the internal workings of what otherwise is a black box. The idea from my earlier article uses SSMS Profiler to run a trace against a database hosted in Continue reading Visualise your Power BI refresh – in real-time

Use Visual Studio Code to create Power BI External Tool

For this article, I want to share a way for you to create your own Power BI “Helper Tool” and register it as an external tool in Power BI. This article carries on from some of my recent articles on how you can use Visual Studio Code to help automate specific tasks by taking advantage Continue reading Use Visual Studio Code to create Power BI External Tool

Analysis Services Memory Tip (processing partitions)

The Tip: Convert calculated columns in your model to physical columns (where practical). The Detail If you encounter memory issues when processing partitions in an Analysis Services (AS) database, one option you might consider to resolve this is to convert calculated columns in the offending tables to physical columns. When processing partitions, the AS engine Continue reading Analysis Services Memory Tip (processing partitions)