Use Power BI Snowflake Connector to Visual Your Data

Build Power BI Snowflake Based Reports In this post I will walk you through the steps required to use the Power BI Snowflake Connector to access data in a Snowflake warehouse.  If you are new either Power BI or Snowflake this will be a quick reference for you to make the connection and where to find the server name. Step 1 - Open Power BI and then select Get Data to see the available data connectors.  Type "snowflake" in the search box to bring up the Snowflake connector as shown below. Power BI Snowflake Connector Settings Now you need to input the connection string and warehouse that you would like to connect to.  To determine your Snowflake instance, login to your Snowflake account and then navigate to your Warehouses.  In the screenshot below you can see the URL, copy the string to be used as the server [...]

By |2020-07-05T08:49:36-05:00July 5th, 2020|Power BI|0 Comments

Power BI Desktop Overview for Beginners

What is Microsoft Power BI Desktop? Unlock your data with Microsoft Power BI Desktop the developer tool for the Microsoft Power BI platform.  Power BI is a self-service business intelligence platform designed to enable automation and insights into your business.  Create interactive data visualizations and reports with Microsoft’s flagship data visualization software.  Connect to over 90+ data sources, including Azure data or SQL Server.  Import and transform your data set in Power BI then build reports that let you see trends, patterns and outliers in your data.  Frequent software enhancements are automatically applied with Power BI updates.   Publish your reports to and access the data via the web or Power BI mobile.  Get started for free and upgrade to Power BI Pro to share your content. CDO Advisors Power BI Desktop Canvas Integrate Your Data in Power BI Desktop Unlock your data by combining data inside [...]

By |2020-06-26T11:41:12-05:00May 20th, 2020|Power BI|Comments Off on Power BI Desktop Overview for Beginners

Power BI Training Videos on YouTube

Power BI Training Videos Check out our YouTube page to see our Power BI Training videos.  If you have specific topics that you would like to see please let me know.  I will be added new content as features roll out. I have created a YouTube playlist for Power BI that shows you step by step how to create a Power BI report.  This is a great way for people to learn how to build a report using a Power BI sample to follow along with.  Each video is short around 2 minutes.  Watch the segments you need, skip the ones you don't. Build a Power BI Sample Report In this video I show what is possible with Power BI by reviewing a sample Power BI report built using Excel data.  This is the final version of the report that you can build by following my Power BI example videos [...]

By |2020-05-17T11:01:02-05:00July 18th, 2019|Power BI|Comments Off on Power BI Training Videos on YouTube