Power BI Tools Volume 7:
Quick Start Guide To Learning Power BI Desktop
|By Dr. Indera E. Murphy
Published: June 24, 2017
Price $19.99 US
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If you have been looking for a book that has a lot of easy to understand step-by-step instructions and screen shots that show you how to use Power BI Desktop, this is the book for you. The Quick Start Guide To Learning Power BI Desktop book has been designed to have you using the software quickly, by teaching you the basics and more. If you have used any or all of the following Excel Power BI Tools, you will be familiar with many of the topics covered in this book: Power Pivot, Power Query or Power View. If you have not used any of these tools, don't worry, the step-by-step instructions guide you through all of the hands-on exercises. This free, business intelligence tool provides functionality that Excel does not have.
You will learn how to import data from a variety of data sources, transform the data, so that it can be used to create reports and dashboards. Creating tables, charts and formulas is covered, as well as, adding interactive features to charts.
This book is written from the perspective that the reader has not created a report before or has not used Power BI Desktop. This book is for the beginner. To help you become familiar with the options and features, the book contains over 275 illustrations that provide a visual tour of the software.
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1, Getting Started With Power BI Desktop covers information about the software, installing the software and relevant terminology. This chapter also covers the default options that can be set in Power BI Desktop.
Chapter 2, Loading Data Into Power BI Desktop covers the data source options, the options in the External section of the Home tab. Discovering and importing data is also covered.
Chapter 3, Getting Started With The Query Editor covers the basics of using the Query Editor.
Chapter 4, Creating Filters, Custom Columns And Formulas covers using the Query Editor to create formulas to add data to a table, creating filters for different data types. Creating custom calculations is also covered.
Chapter 5, Using The Query Editor To Transform Data picks up where Chapter 3 left off. The options on the Transform, Add Column and View tabs on the Query Editor are covered.
Chapter 6, Using The Query Editor To Mashup Data covers the merge, append, grouping and summarize options.
Chapter 7, Getting Started With The Report View covers options on the Home tab that are for the Report view. The Fields panel, Visualizations panel, creating table visualizations and applying conditional formatting to table visualizations are also covered.
Chapter 8, Filter And Sort Data In A Report covers the Visual, Page and Report level filter options. Creating filters and sorting data in a table report is also covered.
Chapter 9, Introduction To Charts covers creating and modifying bar and column charts, creating filters for charts and exporting chart data.
Chapter 10, Charts And Interactive Options covers the Analytics panel, creating scatter, line and pie charts. Drill down functionality is also covered.
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