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Extracting Header and Footer Values from Documents, Files using Power BI + Using PDF Connector

Have you ever had a similar situation where a REALLY important value of the file is in either a header or a footer section? Let me give you a clear example with the following file: In the image above you’ll see that we have 2 values in the header section right under the logo of […]

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Improved Web Scraping Experience in Power BI

A lot of things have happened in the last couple of days. I’m for the first time in my life in Seattle spending some quality time with people that I’ve never met in my life other than through the power of the internet. It’s a nice feeling to finally put a face to a name […]

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RETRY recursive function in Power BI & Power Query

Recursive functions are a topic that I rarely come across. To give you some perspective, the instances that I’ve needed recursive functions can be counted with just 1 hand. This is one of those situations where a recursive function is probably the best way to go. Big thanks to NicoPer who posted this question on […]

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Navigation Window / Folder in Power Query and Power BI

Motivated by one of the latest videos from the MSFT guys behind Guy in a cube: where they talk about one of the hidden secrets behind Power Query / Power BI, I wanted to talk about another one of those hidden gems inside Power Query / Power BI that is not completely visible or intuitive […]

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Results: The Best ETL tool for the Business Analyst–Tableau Prep vs Power BI vs Trifacta Wrangler (Google Prep)

The results are in! Let’s find out which tool is better for the average Business Analyst based on the 3 scenarios that I showcased a few weeks ago here. I was able to get in touch with the Product Team from Microsoft’s Power Query and also the one from Trifacta’s Wrangler. I tried getting in […]

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New Web Scraping experience in Power BI / Power Query (Using CSS Selectors)

The latest version of Power BI Desktop came out with a new Web Connector specifically designed for Web Scraping Scenarios. in this blog post I’ll try to go deep into how this new experience works and how you can take advantage of it. Before we move forward, you’re gonna need the latest version of Power […]

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First Impression on Power BI Incremental Refresh

Power BI just recently released the ability to set up Incremental refresh policies through the Power BI Desktop. This is a short blog post with my first thoughts on it. Everybody has been excited about the possibility of doing Incremental Refresh through Power BI. Back in the day, this was only something that you could […]

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The Best ETL tool for the Business Analyst–Tableau Prep vs Power BI vs Trifacta Wrangler (Google Prep)

I’ve been working with Power Query inside of Excel and Power BI for the past few years, but I’ve always tried to stay on top of its competitors, trying to make sure that I’m investing my time using the best tool that there is. This is one of those times where I allocate some time […]

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Refreshing a Power BI Custom Connector in the Cloud

These are GREAT news! Finally we have a way to refresh data from custom connectors on the Power BI service. Surprise! You can now refresh custom connectors through the Power BI personal gateway (requires April 2018 version) https://t.co/SUF4CEuQBA#pqsdk — Matt Masson (@mattmasson) April 22, 2018

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Reconfiguring a Step in Power Query for Excel and Power BI

One of the coolest features of Power Query it’s something that we colloquially call ‘the gear icon’ which is an icon that appears to the right of some steps. Not all steps, but to most of the steps that are automatically created when you click on a button of the Power Query UI. The goal […]

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The Navigation Step in Power Query and Power BI – Navigating to rows, columns and cells

What is a “Navigation” step in Power Query? When using Power Query, you might’ve come across a step that reads “Navigation” and is usually automatically created for you by Power Query, but…what does it do? Well, if we look at the code that it was created for the Navigation step, it reads: = Source{[Item=”SalesTable”,Kind=”Table”]}[Data] It […]

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Replacing Values in Power BI / Power Query (HTML code)

With Power Query inside of Excel or Power BI, you can replace values by using the ‘Replace values’ button, but there are other approaches when you need to replace multiples values at the same time like the following ones: Imke’s way Bulk Replace The reality is that there are multiple ways to do it, but […]

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