In this course, you will :
- Connecting Power BI to Microsoft SQL Server using both DirectQuery and Import modes.
In this Power BI training course by G Com Solutions, we will focus on connecting Power BI to Microsoft SQL Server using both DirectQuery and Import modes.
The course starts with a walk through of installing the required software and exercise files and an overview of connecting to SQL Server databases.
We then discuss different strategies for connecting to data held in SQL Server databases: connecting to SQL views, executing SQL commands from within Power BI, as well using Power BI’s relationship columns feature to navigate and collate relational database tables.
We also compare the experience of importing data with that of working in DirectQuery mode and the different roles played by on-premises data gateways in each of those modes.
In addition, we will look at creating a live connection to an Analysis Services cube, parameterizing your SQL Server connections to facilitate switching from a testing to a production server, as well as the use of dataflows to centralize your data connection and data cleansing operations.
- Existing users of Power BI looking to extend their knowledge