Category Archives: OLAP

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

OK .. Let’s go … Part III … !! In this post I will try to explain how (and especially how not) to get your Excel data into Power BI Desktop in a way that will allow you to schedule refreshes … Continue reading

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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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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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How To Change Connection Type In Power Pivot

Every day, day in and day out, the most popular posting I have here is this one: https://dmoffat.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/how-you-can-change-to-another-connection-type-in-powerpivot/ and this one: https://dmoffat.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/building-a-flexible-and-efficient-client-side-powerpivot-solution-in-excel-2013-2/ I personally use these techniques all the time, for years now and it is my standard modus-operandi for … 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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