Power BI – World Tour (7 cities across the world)

The “Power BI User Group” (PUG) is going to run the “Power BI World Tour” with access to premium Power BI content designed by your local industry experts. Starting in August, the tour will visit seven cities throughout the World. Hurry up and register before 7 August to get discounted rates for this 2 days event. …

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“Quick Insights” feature in Power BI

What is it? How does it work? How it can be helpful? Power BI quickly searches different subsets of your dataset while applying a set of sophisticated algorithms to discover potentially-interesting insights. Power BI scans as much of a dataset as possible in an allotted amount of time. You can run Quick Insights against a …

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Power BI Certification: 70-778 – Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI (beta)

Hi Guys, I have been waiting for an official certification from Microsoft on Power BI. And finally I saw the exam opened up. 🙂 Even though it is still marked in Beta but you can go-ahead and schedule if you want. Or you can start gearing up with necessary technical knowledge to complete the certification. …

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Power BI – Overview & Features (January 2017 Session)

Hello Everyone, Here are the slides (Power BI – Jan 2017 Session) of my session of Jan 2017 @ Microsoft SQL User Group, Singapore. Thank you very much for all your support 🙂 Event Info: SG SQL User Group Meeting – January 2017 https://www.meetup.com/mssgug/events/236789616/ Kindly stay tuned for more upcoming events @ Meetup page – …

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MERGE your knowledge from EXPERTS – “Project BOTTICELLI”

Hi guys, I am just about to write an introduction of “Project Botticelli” for you; but they gave their introduction in very nice and precise manner so I decided to extract that and put it here for your quick reference. (Excerpt from https://projectbotticelli.com/about-project-botticelli-ltd) “Project Botticelli Ltd is a small company offering online training by business …

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Retrieving id of inserted record: What to use @@IDENTITY or SCOPE_IDENTITY() or OUTPUT

Hi guys, This seems very basic information but need to know properly. Issue: I need to find out or have the id of the records which I inserted in table. Analysis: This requirement seems very simple but there could be various cases where you would not get the correct id just by using @@IDENTITY function. Think …

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The Story of Precision, Scale, and Length in SQL Server

Hi guys, Did you ever faced issues with BIG mathematical figures – related to either overflow or any  other arithmetic errors. This may be applicable to SQL arithmetic operations or arithmetic  operations you do with SQL table in SSIS etc. Well, check 1 more time, if you have any issues in your database design related …

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Tracking Down Ghost Characters: WHERE Clause Does Not Work Properly In T-SQL Query

Hi guys, I would like to share an experience with you when I was working on 1 SSIS related issue. Scenario was: I have to exclude some records from Table A by matching some keys of Table B.  Table A Year Month CustomerCode <Extra Columns> 2012 JAN CX1000   2012 JAN CX2000   2012 JAN …

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MSSQL: Find total records of each Table in given Database

hi guys, i wanted to do a quick post on how you can find total number of records in each table of the database. here is the script you can use: USE <Your Database Name> GO ;WITH CTE_DATABASETABLESIZE (DATABASENAME, SCHEMANAME, TABLENAME, TOTALROWS) AS ( SELECT  DB_NAME(), SCHEMA_NAME(SO.UID), SO.NAME, SI.ROWS FROM  SYSOBJECTS SO  INNER JOIN SYSINDEXES …

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