In this Power BI coaching course by G Com Solutions, we’ll deal with connecting Power BI to Microsoft SQL Server utilizing each DirectQuery and Import modes.
This hands-on course is aimed toward newbie and intermediate customers of Power BI, particularly these with restricted prior expertise of working with SQL Server. All the supplies utilized in these video tutorials could be downloaded, to be able to observe alongside as you watch. And through the course, you’ll get apply on connecting to each the on-premises and cloud-based variations of SQL Server.
The course begins with a stroll via of putting in the required software program and train information and an outline of connecting to SQL Server databases.
We then focus on completely different methods for connecting to knowledge held in SQL Server databases: connecting to SQL views, executing SQL instructions from inside Power BI, as nicely utilizing Power BI’s relationship columns function to navigate and collate relational database tables.
We additionally examine the expertise of importing knowledge with that of working in DirectQuery mode and the completely different roles performed by on-premises knowledge gateways in every of these modes.
In addition, we’ll take a look at making a reside connection to an Analysis Services dice, parameterizing your SQL Server connections to facilitate switching from a testing to a manufacturing server, in addition to the usage of dataflows to centralize your knowledge connection and knowledge cleaning operations.