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Restructure your Columns with Power BI / Power Query

I’ve just finished moving from HubSpot to ActiveCampaign. While HubSpot seems to be an amazing platform for anyone into data analytics, it simply wasn’t cost-effective for my business, not to mention that some of its features seem really limited to the point where I wasn’t even using them. The migration from HubSpot to ActiveCampaign wasn’t […]

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Step level error in Power BI / Power Query

In a previous blog post (here) I covered the types of errors that you might most likely find when using Power BI / Power Query. In this Conditional Logic series, I’ve covered the try keyword in Power Query and how to use basically an IFERROR in your own code, but this was mainly done to […]

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Handling Different Time Zones in Power BI / Power Query

What time is it right now for you? We might share the same time zone, but that is usually not the case with worldwide operations. If I say, let’s meet tomorrow at 8am. Will that be your 8am? Or will that be my 8am? I feel like I should’ve posted this blog post a long […]

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Using PowerApps dataflows and the PowerApps add-in for Excel

For quite a few years, I’ve been receiving one question that I haven’t fully delved into. It goes something like this: I manually add new columns to the output of my query (created with Power Query in Excel), and when I hit the refresh button, I lose everything. Why does this happen? How can I […]

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The ‘Get Data’ User Experience in Power BI / Power Query

IMPORTANT: You can read the official documentation that Microsoft has on this topic from the following link (url). One of the services that we provide here at Powered Solutions is the creation of Power BI Custom Connectors (see here). For the past few months or so I’ve been getting more and more questions related to […]

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Data Visualizations in our daily lives: Tables – Part 2

Last week I started this series where I cover how we perceive Data Visualizations in our daily lives. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, I highly encourage you to start reading it now here. I started this series with how videogames are most commonly using data visualizations. I even created a report for one […]

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Data Visualizations in our daily lives – Part 1

For the better part of 2019, the focus of this blog has been Data Preparation articles for Power BI / Power Query. Usually, the average data analyst spends most of his / her time on this task – making sure that the data is in the shape / form that the computer requires it to […]

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Power BI Dashboard in a Day Panamá – August 2019

Yesterday we had a full house at the local Microsoft office for our 2nd ever Power BI Dashboard in a Day. I’d like to thank everyone who participated, contributed and the ones that couldn’t join us due to the limits of the room available (only 24 seats). Be sure to sign up to our newsletter […]

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Data Profiling, Quality & Distribution in Power BI / Power Query

IMPORTANT: You can read the official documentation that Microsoft has on this topic from the following link (url). Microsoft released these features almost a year ago and in the last couple of months it has received some love with some updates. I’ve noticed that most people don’t really use these features, mainly because they’re disabled […]

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Grouping rows with Power BI / Power Query

IMPORTANT: You can read the official documentation that Microsoft has on this topic from the following link (url). Since it’s origins, Power Query  / Power BI has had this feature called Group By and you can see it under the main menu and the Transform ribbon under the following icon: is not a really descriptive […]

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Fill dates between dates with Power BI / Power Query

One of my most popular posts is one about recurring dates with offset in Power Query (url). It has thousands of hits, but one of the key follow up questions that people have after reading that is “How do I fill dates between dates?” This is the post where I’ll cover that very same topic […]

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Power Query in Excel for Mac: First Impressions

OK – you might not have a Mac and you might not be convinced on Excel for Mac just yet, but here’s something that will light up your eyes if you’re a Power Query user: Power Query can run up to 600% faster on Excel for Mac YES! – I’m not kidding!! I’m almost as […]

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