Script and automate Power BI Backup operations

Basically for every data model, but in particular for large and enterprise-grade data models, it might be wishful to perform backups. Power BI Premium offers a way to perform backup and restore operations for Power BI datasets. This feature, coming from Azure Analysis Services, helps you to take a backup of your dataset logic as …

Continue reading Script and automate Power BI Backup operations

Unable to open or download Power BI report, because link to Azure Analysis Services is gone. What now?

Recently, I encountered a situation at a client where the Power BI reports where previously bind to Azure Analysis Services, but now the reports became inaccessible. This was because the Analysis Services model was migrated to Power BI Premium, but the reports where not yet connected to the new data model. Unfortunately, since the Analysis …

Continue reading Unable to open or download Power BI report, because link to Azure Analysis Services is gone. What now?

Automate Power BI single table refresh using Azure Data Factory and Azure Automation

Back in February, I wrote a blog on how you can trigger a single table to refresh in your Power BI data model. This blog described how you can achieve this goal using a PowerShell script and the ASCmd cmdlets for Analysis Services, which also works for Power BI Premium. In the wrap-up of that …

Continue reading Automate Power BI single table refresh using Azure Data Factory and Azure Automation

Insights in Power BI dataset parameters and refresh schedule

We have all been in a situation where you want to get more insights in the specific settings for a published dataset. But when this dataset is owned and published by someone else, you have to take-over the dataset first to get all the details available. In this blog, I will elaborate on what is …

Continue reading Insights in Power BI dataset parameters and refresh schedule

Swap connection from Analysis Services to Power BI dataset

A while ago, I wrote a blog about migrating Analysis Services dataset to Power BI Premium. Back then there were not many options to do so, today there are many more like ALM toolkit. Though, the read is still useful to get the concept behind it and understand the similarities between Azure Analysis Services meta …

Continue reading Swap connection from Analysis Services to Power BI dataset

Integrate Power BI Deployment Pipelines with Azure DevOps

Back in 2019, Ton Swart and I wrote a blog post on Versioning and CI/CD for Power BI with Azure DevOps. Back then, there were not many options available for versioning and professionalizing your ALM story for Power BI. Till today, this blog post is still my most read blog on Data-Marc.com which makes us …

Continue reading Integrate Power BI Deployment Pipelines with Azure DevOps

Trigger a single table to refresh in the Power BI Service

If you want to refresh a Power BI dataset, we all know where to find the refresh button in Power BI Desktop as well as in the Power BI Service. By clicking it, you will trigger the entire dataset to refresh. But sometimes it is more convenient to trigger a single table to refresh. If …

Continue reading Trigger a single table to refresh in the Power BI Service

Extract refresh metrics for your entire Power BI workspace

In the Power BI service, you can easily look at refresh times for an individual dataset or dataflow. There are many different reasons why these metrics are important to you as a dataset or dataflow owner. For example, you may bump into refresh time-outs or unfortunate errors. There are many good reasons to think about …

Continue reading Extract refresh metrics for your entire Power BI workspace

Power BI Model Documenter v1.2.0

Time fore new enhancements to the Power BI model Documenter tool! I just presented the new enhanced version of the Power BI model Documenter at the Dutch Power BI User group. Soon, there will also be a recording online of the presentation that I will add to this post as soon as it is available. …

Continue reading Power BI Model Documenter v1.2.0

Update: Move dataflows across workspaces

Over a year ago, I wrote a blog about moving dataflows across workspaces using a PowerShell script. Especially useful if you want to move dataflow logic from your development to test, acceptance or production workspace. I received a bunch of feedback on this script and run into some issues myself as well lately. It was …

Continue reading Update: Move dataflows across workspaces