When it comes to dealing with DirectQuery, most of us think that columns are not allowed. But this is not true. We can directly create columns to let us explore more. Can we use date table create in Power BI for getting time intelligence?
Power BI supports Direct Query and, when the datasets are huge, the user prefers to go for the direct query. Not all is functionality available in Direct Query Mode. In the last article, we have discussed how time intelligence works well with Direct Query. In this article, we will explore more complex measures.
The time Intelligence in Power BI makes it easy to calculate Year till date (YTD), Quarter till date (QTD) and Month till date (MTD) and to compare them to the same period last year and last period. How will this work in a Direct query environment?
Let us try to see the same in a Direct Query SQL Server Environment.