If you have ever dealt with decimal numbers with too many decimal places and expose such data in Power BI, you might see them getting automatically formatted in scientific notation. For example, see the below sample data from a csv file: Targets for different teams in a company When you load this data into Power... Continue Reading →
Performing multi-criteria lookup in Excel. The combination of VLOOKUP and CHOOSE functions does the magic elegantly.
Step by step instructions to hyperlink field values in table or matrix visual Microsoft Power BI Desktop.
It has been quite some time now a lot of talk around the future of VBA. Here comes the Office Scripts in Microsoft Office web apps like Excel (in its preview) with two important features to seed the beginnings of the end of VBA era: Actions recorder: Mimicking VBA macro recorder functionality Automation scripting: Mimicking... Continue Reading →
Most data analyses start with organizing the data, at least starting with organizing in tabular format. This implies tables are the most fundamental formats to deal when analysing data. Here I crafted an infographic showing the most commonly performed merge or join operations among tables. Hope you will find this useful. Feel free to share... Continue Reading →
If you are thinking of bringing interactivity to the reports in Excel, you may have come across the need for having a simple drop-down list or a more complex cascading drop-down list (i.e., a drop-down list whose values are dependent on the value already selected in another drop-down). Example Scenario: For example, say, you have... Continue Reading →
16-Jul turns out to be the birthday of Microsoft Power BI. Here I post a formula in M Script to calculate the age (i.e., duration or difference between two dates) in years, months and days: let Source= [ PowerBIBDay = #date(2014, 7, 16), Today = Date.From(DateTime.LocalNow()), BirthdayFactor = if Date.DayOfYear(PowerBIBDay)<Date.DayOfYear(Today) then 0 else 1, DayFactor... Continue Reading →