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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 PL-300 exam.

What you'll learn

The end result of a Power BI dashboard is highly visually appealing, but everything starts with proper data preparation.

In this course, Gathering Data into Power BI, you’ll learn to use the Power Query feature of Power BI to properly obtain and prepare your data.

First, you’ll explore the various data connectors available.

Next, you’ll discover how to properly connect to external data for your needs.

Finally, you’ll learn how to utilize features of the Power BI service to obtain your data.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of data gathering and preparation needed for the PL-300 exam.

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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