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Gathering Data into Power BI

by Emilio Melo

Power BI Reports are an excellent way for your data to tell a story, but everything starts with properly obtaining it from various sources. This course will teach you how to gather external data with Power BI, as preparation for the DA-100 exam.

What you'll learn

The end result of a Power BI dashboard is beyond visually appealing, but everything starts with getting your data. In this course, Gather Data into Power BI, you’ll learn to use the Power Query feature of Power BI to properly obtain your data from various sources. First, you’ll explore the various data connectors available for files and folders. Next, you’ll discover the options when connecting to external databases. Finally, you’ll learn how to utilize features of the Power Platform to obtain your data. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Power BI data gathering needed for the exam DA-100.

About the author

Emilio Melo is a globetrotting IT professional with projects in over 15 countries, mostly focused on Microsoft software. After 15 years of On Premises experience in Infrastructure, Data and Collaboration, he became fascinated by Cloud technologies and the incredible transformation potential it brings.

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