Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Connecting to a database: Access, part of Learning Microsoft Power BI Desktop (2016).
- [Voiceover] Another place we can retrieve data from…is from a database.…Even though you use database-type functions in Excel,…Excel isn't a database in the sense that's meant here,…which is a relational database, the heavy hitters being…SQL Server, Oracle, and so on.…I'm going to show you how to connect to an access database.…The process is similar and much like the process for Excel.…Choose your database, click Connect, and if you have access…to the exercise files, Chapter 2 includes Contoso Sales,…which is an access database.…
A connection is established, and then…as with Excel when we saw multiple worksheets,…here we see multiple tables, and to preview a table…simply select it in the navigator, whatever table…you'd like to see.…Notice that some of the longer data sets are truncated…due to their size limitations.…This is a product list, sales,…a list of categories and sub-categories,…and notice that unlike the Excel data we imported earlier,…the field names or column names are accurately identified.…
That almost always happens with a database,…
AuthorGini von Courter
- Installing and launching Power BI Desktop
- Connecting to Excel and CSV files
- Connecting to a database or web data
- Querying data
- Transforming data
- Creating relationship between tables
- Merging data
- Creating visualizations and reports
- Publishing to the Power BI service
- Sharing and unsharing reports
Skill Level Intermediate
Where is the course Power BI Features in Depth as mentioned throughout this course?
Power BI Features in Depth has been retired. Please see instead Learning Microsoft Power BI Desktop.
1. Get Started
2. Get Data
3. Model Data: Shaping, Combining, and Merging Data
4. Create Visualizations and Reports
5. Share Your Work
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