Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Connect to a sample, part of Power BI Pro Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] The Power BI site has built in samples that are freely available that include data sets, dashboards and reports. To load the samples, click Get Data, we've been here several times, and notice below the Content Pack Library there's a link that says Samples, simply click the link and it will display eight samples for you. If you click on one of the tiles for a sample, it will provide more information. For example, Customer Profitability, is for analyzing a company that manufactures marketing materials, Human Resources Sample, the IT Spend Analysis and so on.
I'd like to connect to the Retail Analysis Sample. This analyzes data about sales across multiple stores and districts, last year's sales data, this year's sales data, assuming that everyone has purchased something at one time or seen a store and understands the idea of districts, this is a fairly easy sample to jump into. Click Connect, and the data is being imported, and notice under Reports, we have a Retail Analysis Sample.
When I click on the name of the report, the report loads, now notice at the same time, I have the data set loading, and it's taking a little bit longer to get here, but it is on the way. The report comes first, and because the data is not yet here, we're seeing the report itself load element by element as the data is arriving. As with all of our other dashboards, reports and data sets, this will be part of our workspace in Power BI, as long as we don't remove it, which we would do right here.
There's the report, if we click on the data, here's our data. And again, we could remove it if we wished, and, here's a dashboard. Now that we know how to load a sample, if you're working along with me, I would encourage you to load this sample, because we will be using it in some of the upcoming movies.
AuthorGini von Courter
- Signing up for Power BI Pro
- Connecting to data sources
- Uploading data such as CSV and XLS files
- Creating reports, visualizations, charts, and maps
- Filtering, sorting, copying, and pasting visualizations
- Downloading custom visuals from the gallery
- Modifying existing reports
- Creating and managing data dashboards
- Querying data with Power BI Q&A and Microsoft Cortana
- Sharing report and dashboards
- Using Power BI Desktop and mobile apps
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Get Started with Power BI
2. Power BI Data Sources
3. Create a Report with Visualizations
4. Modify and Print a Report
5. Create a Dashboard
6. Ask Questions About Your Data
7. Share Data with Colleagues and Others
8. Use Power BI Desktop
9. Use Power BI Mobile Apps
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