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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SSIS Configurations – Deep Dive Session

Hello everyone, Here are the slides of my session of “SSIS Configurations – Deep Dive” – @ Microsoft SQL User Group, Singapore Thank you very much for all your support 🙂 My apologies for machine issues and I could not show you demo. I will talk to team and ask for 20 minutes to show …

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Power BI Desktop – Introduction & Overview (Session 1)

Hello everyone, My apologies for delay in uploading the slides of my first session of Power BI. Thank you very much for all your support 🙂 Slides of Power BI – Session 1 @ Microsoft SQL User Group, Singapore Event Info: SG SQL User Group Meeting – Sept 2015 http://www.meetup.com/mssgug/events/225067757/ I will be speaking again on …

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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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Microsoft SSAS Solution: Cube Design Considerations

Hi guys, today i read James Serra’ post – whether 1 single BIG cube is good as comapred to multiple small cubes. Check out the advantages and disadvantages with both design approaches. he made a pretty nifty list of both of these. i would also recommend you to read this post. here is the link: …

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User ‘Domain\User’ does not have required permissions. Verify that sufficient permissions have been granted and Windows User Account Control (UAC) restrictions have been addressed.

Hi guys, its seems like this issue have been faced by many prople. i have checked the solutions on web and found that not all answers contains the complete solution. so decided to put 1 complete solution here. in most of the places, you will find answers like… Run IE as Administrator -> Open Report …

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Behavior Changes to Analysis Services Features in SQL Server 2012

Hi all, I would like to draw your attention to the few modifications in SSAS behaviors in SQL 2012. The most important difference you will find is the “Cube Browser”. Yes, it’s totally changed. According to Microsoft “The cube browser control that let you drag and drop fields onto a PivotTable structure in Management Studio …

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