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Top 10 Power BI Interview Questions & Answers

Published on Oct 31, 2023 in Interview Questions, Power BI
Top 10 Power BI Interview Questions & Answers

I recently interviewed people for Power BI analyst roles and here are my top 10 favorite questions to assess the skills (with answer cues).

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CP03: The Ugly Truth About Power BI (actually, 4 of them)

Published on Aug 24, 2023 in Chandoo.org Podcast Sessions, Power BI
CP03: The Ugly Truth About Power BI (actually, 4 of them)

Power BI is one of the most prominent data analytics technology out there.

Power BI is also one of the most marketed and hyped technology out there.

Unfortunately, both of these statements are true.

In a world where data is the buzz word, Power BI (or other similar platforms like Tableau) appeal to CXOs as panacea for all their data troubles.

But, just as any technology, Power BI too has it’s own shortcomings. So in this episode of my podcast, let’s uncover 4 ugly truths of Power BI.

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How to “auto” generate calendar tables with Power Query – The best method

Published on Aug 22, 2023 in Power BI, Power Query
How to “auto” generate calendar tables with Power Query – The best method

Calendar (or date) table is crucial for performing date intelligence calculations in Power BI.

Normally, you would find a reasonable calendar table in most data models. But occasionally I come across models where there is no calendar table.

So I present to you, the ultimate & best way to generate calendar table using Power Query.

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When & how to use the 30+ chart types in Power BI?

Published on Jul 11, 2023 in Power BI
When & how to use the 30+ chart types in Power BI?

Power BI has a LOT of chart types. So, when & how to use these charts in data analysis situations? In this article, let me share my top tips for picking and using the right chart type for your needs.

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How to create interactive tooltips in Power BI (step by step)

Published on Aug 8, 2022 in Power BI
How to create interactive tooltips in Power BI (step by step)

One of the easiest ways to impress your audience with Power BI is a tooltip. This simple idea can provide incredible value to the report readers and elevate your work to next level. In this easy tutorial, learn how to set up and work with tooltips in Power BI.

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Getting Started with Power BI – Sales Dashboard in one hour

Published on Jun 17, 2021 in Power BI
Getting Started with Power BI – Sales Dashboard in one hour

Learn Power BI and create your own Sales Dashboard with this FREE Masterclass. Details inside.

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Introducing Power BI Play Date – Online class to master Power BI (oh yeah, Power Query & Power Pivot too)

Published on Jul 22, 2020 in Power BI
Introducing Power BI Play Date  – Online class to master Power BI (oh yeah, Power Query & Power Pivot too)

Hello friends,

It’s here. Power BI Play Date – our online training program is now ready for your consideration. Please take a few minutes to read this to know all about the program. If you are ready to join, click here.

Check out below slideshow to see some of the reports you can create in our course. It is #AWESOME.

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How to make a variance chart in Power BI? [Easy & Clean]

How to make a variance chart in Power BI? [Easy & Clean]

Power BI is great for visualizing and interacting with your data. In this article, let me share a technique for creating variance chart in Power BI. Variance charts are perfect for visualizing performance by comparing Plan vs. Actual or Budget vs. Actual data.

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Introduction to Power BI – What is it, how to get it, how to create reports with Power BI and how to publish them?

Published on Nov 8, 2019 in Power BI
Introduction to Power BI – What is it, how to get it, how to create reports with Power BI and how to publish them?

Power BI is a data analytics & visualization software. It is one of the most popular and powerful way to work with complex business data. In this page, you will find a comprehensive guide to start your Power BI journey.

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Yummy WAFFLE chart in Power BI

Published on Sep 3, 2019 in Power BI, Power Query
Yummy WAFFLE chart in Power BI

Waffles are yummy, Power BI is awesome. The combination is going to send your taste-buds on a cruise. Learn how to make a yummy waffle chart in Power BI.

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How to conditionally format visuals in Power BI?

Published on Jul 30, 2019 in Power BI
How to conditionally format visuals in Power BI?

Do you know that you can apply conditional formatting rules to visuals in Power BI? In this post, let’s learn how to conditionally format visuals in Power BI. Something like this:

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Should finance people learn Power BI?

Published on Jun 14, 2019 in Financial Modeling, Power BI
Should finance people learn Power BI?

I recently went to Sydney to conduct some training programs on Advanced Excel and Power BI. While I was there, I met my good friend Danielle, who runs Plum Solutions, a financial modeling consultancy & training company. We got talking about various things and the topic eventually turned to “finance people and Power BI”. We […]

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There is an Easter Egg in this Power BI report

Published on Apr 18, 2019 in Excel Challenges, Power BI
There is an Easter Egg in this Power BI report

Its Easter time. At Chandoo.org, I have tradition of publishing Easter Egg hunts since 2009. This is the first time our Easter egg hunt is on Power BI. Changing times, eh?

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Employee Turnover Dashboard – Power BI for HR

Published on Mar 8, 2019 in Power BI, Power Pivot, Power Query
Employee Turnover Dashboard – Power BI for HR

Work in HR and use Power BI? You are going to love this extensive, powerful and useful Employee Turnover Dashboard. In this detailed article, learn how to create your own attrition dashboard system with Power BI. Full example workbook, video and sample data included.

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My top 5 tips for designing beautiful Power BI reports

Published on Sep 10, 2018 in Power BI
My top 5 tips for designing beautiful Power BI reports

Power BI allows you to create rich, interactive and informative reports. But it is also a massive pain to create beautiful yet functional reports with Power BI. Over the last 12 months of heavy usage, I have picked up a few tricks to speed up my Power BI report design time. In this post, let me share my top Power BI design tips for creating pretty reports.

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