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Generating a dynamic measure selector

Dynamic measure selectors For certain kinds of reports, it sometimes makes sense to be able to select which measures should be displayed by checking off members on a dimension, rather than including individual measures from the field list. There are many blogs and articles online that describe this pattern in more details. You can [...]

By |2021-03-09T15:21:37+00:00August 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Creating Multilingual Power BI Datasets

Multilingual Datasets A little known fact about the Power BI service, is that metadata translations actually work just fine for an imported or DirectQuery dataset within a dedicated capacity workspace (Power BI Premium or A SKUs). You can add metadata translations to a dataset in Premium in two ways: Either through the XMLA read/write endpoint or [...]

By |2021-05-28T11:08:35+00:00August 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You’re Deploying it Wrong! – AS Edition (Part 5)

This is part 5 of the Analysis Services DevOps blog series. Go to part 4 Release Pipelines In the previous chapter, we saw how to set up a complete build pipeline, that loads our Tabular model from source control, performs a schema check, runs the Best Practice Analyzer and even performs a validation deployment. At [...]

By |2021-05-28T10:59:04+00:00June 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tabular Editor Tricks – Apply Default Translations

Exporting Translations Tabular Editor lets you export translations into the same .json file format used by Visual Studio and SSAS Tabular Translator. This is useful if you want to delegate the task of translating your model to someone without access to your tabular model metadata. Let’s say you’ve added a new culture (called “translation” [...]

By |2021-05-28T10:48:23+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You’re Deploying it Wrong! – AS Edition (Part 3)

This is part 3 of the Analysis Services DevOps blog series. Go to part 2 Automation Magic with Azure Pipelines Azure Pipelines is the service within Azure DevOps, that lets us automate our builds and deployments. In short, there are two kinds of pipelines in Azure DevOps: Build Pipelines, which are used to validate [...]

By |2021-05-28T10:24:48+00:00October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tabular Editor Tricks – Convert to Legacy

Converting partitions from M to Legacy When building Analysis Services tabular models on top of a Data Warehouse or Data Mart on a relational database, I recommend using the Legacy (Provider) data sources instead of the Power Query data sources available since SQL Server 2017. Unfortunately, Power Query data sources have become the default [...]

By |2021-05-28T09:26:35+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You’re Deploying it Wrong! – AS Edition (Part 2)

This is part 2 of the Analysis Services DevOps blog series. Go to part 1 Branching strategy and workflow The first thing we need to align before getting started, is what branching strategy to use. While this sounds boring, it’s actually quite important, because it will dictate what the daily development workflow will be [...]

By |2021-05-28T08:58:48+00:00June 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tabular Editor Tricks – Object State

If you’re refreshing different parts of your Tabular Model at different times of the day, you may need to know what the current refresh state is, across all objects of the model. For example, running a “dataOnly” refresh on a table, does not automatically refresh calculated columns, hierarchies or relationships. To know which objects are [...]

By |2021-05-28T08:32:13+00:00March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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