Category Archives: Business Intelligence

How To Really Publish Excel Data To Power BI … Part Deux (amended)

Just a quick note for those that looked at and perhaps tried out the code in the post of a couple of weeks ago ( https://dmoffat.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/how-to-really-publish-excel-data-to-power-bi-part-deux/)  .   I have made a very small but very important change to the … Continue reading

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How To Really Publish Excel Data To Power BI … Part Deux

A couple of weeks ago I published a length post detailing the techniques I have developed to successfully export Excel data to Power BI.  I have had some interesting responses and I have since evolved my thinking on this, and … Continue reading

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How To Really Publish Excel Data To Power BI

OK .. I’m going to try to make this as short as I possibly can. I am sick of docs that do not explain to people how to REALLY accomplish something 😦  … I want this to be different but … Continue reading

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Tech Support Call From 1985

I received THIS request for tech support YESTERDAY … Hi Dick, Would you please tell me what a Code A is and how we fix it. When we try to add soy loads to one of the years we get … Continue reading

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How To Change Data Sources Dynamically In Excel With Power Query

My Crow Eating Exercise This past week I asked on this blog whether anyone out there was using the technique I wrote about years ago for dynamically changing the Source Connections for Power Pivot Tables in Excel.  I have noticed … Continue reading

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Is Power BI For Real ?

Thought of the day … I have been messing around with Power BI for a while now and while it “looks” great and does “good demo” I’m finding it almost impossible to build anything that I can rely on  .. … Continue reading

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This post is about the Windows 10 Start Menu Corruption BS ….

I am going to talk about something that most users of Windows 10 have not run into yet, so most will probably be inclined to just write this post off as irrelevant to them .. Just wait !! This post … Continue reading

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My Rules For Solution Engagements …

I’m baaaack … again … I have decided that I just cannot not blog … I have too many thoughts and I sure would hate to see all the knowledge I have accumulated disappear with me into retirement someday (or … Continue reading

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My Thoughts On Excel TV

Earlier this week I appeared on the Excel TV broadcast with Rick Grantham, Jordan Goldmeier and Oz du Soleil …  It was great fun for sure and I hope it was somewhat valuable to the broad Excel community (and even … Continue reading

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Changes In Procurement Practices Are The Death Of Us All …

Just replied to someone on LinkedIn in a  conversation about Access work getting really thin lately …  Thought my response might be a good blog .. (additions in blue) .. Jeff asked …”Has the market shifted to hiring contract programmers? … Continue reading

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