Most analytics learnings start with understanding the types of data. This article gives a holistic view on types of data in self-service BI reporting, analytics, and citizen data science while also embracing the new data types resulted with the advent of big data technologies.
Data Vs Data Points Vs Metrics Vs KPIs
Data Vs Data Points Vs Metrics Vs KPIs. Bringing clarity to chaos.
Calculating product of values in a column in SQL and its business usecase
SQL supports most aggregate functions except one fundamental aggregation to calculate product of values in a column. If you are wondering what could be a scenario where you may have to calculate product of values in a column, here is a business scenario that demands it. Business Scenario: For the sake of brevity, let's say... Continue Reading →
Why is SQL one of the most powerful tools in the arsenal of an Analyst?
Out of information analysis, comes wisdom. It’s this information analysis that is one of the important reasons that created the need for storage of data. The world of databases was sprouted to address this need of data storage and many languages were born to interact and deal with the data stored in these databases. But... Continue Reading →
Calculating Age (duration or difference between two dates) in years, months and days in Power Query M Script
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 →
Generating Date Dimension data in Microsoft Excel
Generating data for populating Date Dimension table using familiar Microsoft Excel