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Unable to connect to IBM DB2 from PBI Desktop

Error:

  • IBM DB2: ERROR [42704] [IBM][DB2]SQL1234 "SYSCAT.SCHEMATA: is an undefined name."
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Power BI Team
Power BI Team

Power BI September 2020 Update

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Power BI Team

Thank you to the Power BI Community for contributing so much! We have a winner and an honorable mention.

 

Featured Data Story contribution winner for August:  #ProjectHealthViz August 2020 by community member Regiso  This report can be used by people who don't usually design reports, and its a great example of how to use the Chord Diagram visual, with clear color and contrast combinations .

 

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Honorable mention is:   Visual Storytelling - An Environmental Risk Assessment by cborovac

 

We'll reach out to the winners directly!

For more options and fun for your Data Story creation, we’re introducing monthly themes.

The theme for September is “Accessibility”;

The theme for October is: “Power BI and Excel, better together”

 

Looking forward to seeing your awesome Power BI contributions on community.powerbi.com!

Kelly Kaye

 

Power BI MVP Lead, Power BI User Groups, Webinars, Community

Microsoft
Microsoft

Refresh failure on Power BI Service for Jira connected datasets

 

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Power BI Team
Power BI Team

See which Data Story we really liked in June and July as well as the honorable mentions. Find out the themes we're looking for in upcoming months at the end of the blog.

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Microsoft

PowerShell Scripts to Export Power BI Reports to PBIX/PDF/PPT and send report as an email attachment to end users.

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Microsoft

Connecting to Power BI through XMLA endpoint using SQL Profiler using the dataset name.

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Microsoft

In this blog, I will explain how a redundant ‘Return’ statement in a Power BI Measure can cause huge performance issues.

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Microsoft

Automate the dataflow refresh in Power BI, whenever there is an update in an Excel file stored in Teams/SharePoint.

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Super User IV
Super User IV

An attempt to catalog the most common forum questions and their likely resolution.

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Super User IV
Super User IV
Super User IV
Super User IV

Well, after about two weeks, we have reached 91% coverage of Excel functions translated to DAX. The original goal I had in mine was 80% coverage so we've exceeded my original goal and since progress has definitely slowed and become increasingly difficult to move the needle I figured this would be a good time to pause and reflect upon what we’ve learned thus far.

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Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

I was recently working on some strategic analysis for a meeting. The executive assistant working on the presentation reached out to me because she wanted to ensure that the visuals were well aligned with everything else in the presentation. Instead of going back and forth getting things just right, I showed her how to edit the report in the service and use the formatting pane to adjust font, sizing, etc. We’ve been planning to get together to do the same thing in Power BI Desktop-- so the modern ribbon comes just in time for us. She is an expert in PowerPoint, and this improvement enables her to leverage her existing expertise to format data visualizations. Although I got a sneak peek at the modern ribbon, it will soon be released to everyone in the November update. 

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As per the April 2019 update, Microsoft has introduced a data profiling capability in Power BI desktop.
Data profiling helps us easily find the issues with our imported data from data sources in to Power BI.

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Microsoft

For many of us who work in data analytics for long time, you may notice that producing great data reports and dashboards alone doesn’t always generate desired outcomes. Why? Because data reports and dashboards are usually exploratory by nature and self-service oriented. In addition, they usually don’t have rich text to explain why certain charts and data points are meaningful in what context, not mentioning the usual lack of graphical elements that make data fun and interesting to read. 

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