Using Python to Filter Data in Power Query

In our previous post, we installed and set up Python to use with Power BI and used Python as a data source. Let’s look at how Python can be used to filter data inside Power Query. Let’s filter records where the number of Employees is greater than 5000. We will use the query: It should look like below. Click OK: You may get this message regarding privacy levels. Per the Power … Continue reading Using Python to Filter Data in Power Query

Installing and Setting Up Python for Power BI

Python can be used in Power BI in several ways. These include: Creating visualizations using Python Using Python as a data source Scripting in Python to prepare data We will go through examples of each of these in the following posts. In this post, we will look at how to install Python in Power BI. We will then move onto how to use Python in various scenarios in Power BI. … Continue reading Installing and Setting Up Python for Power BI

Running a Simple Bar Chart in Python

In this post, we will look at how to run a simple bar chart in Python. We will use matplotlib. Here’s the code. We will display a chart with x-axis showing “team” data vs y-axis showing “score”: Let’s run this in Visual Studio Code. Save the code with a .py extension, right-click and Run Python File in Terminal: This will open a bar chart: If we want to add labels … Continue reading Running a Simple Bar Chart in Python

Running Python and Visual Studio Code in Windows

In this post, we will look at how to run Python with Visual Studio Code in Windows. To install Python, go to the Python download page at https://www.python.org/ and click on Downloads: Click Download Python: This will download the file: Check Add Python to PATH and click to Install. Note this also installs IDLE (the IDE), pip (the package installer) and documentation: Note customizing gives us: Click Close once complete: Note … Continue reading Running Python and Visual Studio Code in Windows

Opening Lookups in New Web Page in Dynamics 365 Unified Interface

In Dynamics 365, when using the Unified Interface, we have the ability to open lookup fields in different web pages, through the use of user clicking. The behavior works as follows, which can be useful if you want to stay on the page you are on. In our example let’s look at an Opportunity record with a Contact lookup field. Control + Click Clicking the Control key and Clicking the … Continue reading Opening Lookups in New Web Page in Dynamics 365 Unified Interface

Running an R Visualization in Power BI Desktop

In the previous posts, we installed R for Windows and RStudio as an IDE for R. Both are configured to work with Power BI. In this post, we will run an R Visualization in Power BI. In Power BI Desktop, you will see the R visualization type under Visualizations: Selecting it, we see the message to Enable script visuals. Note the warning and click Enable if you want to proceed: … Continue reading Running an R Visualization in Power BI Desktop

Installing and Removing Packages in R

To install an R package, open your R UI such as RStudio. You will see Packages: Let’s install the DT library, which does not exist on this environment. We can do this through the GUI or through the command. We will do both, first the GUI. Click on Install: Enter DT into the Packages field and click Install: We can see this runs in the console the command: install.packages(“DT”) It … Continue reading Installing and Removing Packages in R

Install R Packages for Power BI R Visualizations

In Power BI, when using the R custom visualization, we may need to use an R package that is not installed. Note the list of supported packages. For example, we’re trying to use the DT library: But we get Error in Library(DT) there is no package called DT: We can use the command install.packages to try to resolve this: However, this produces this error: R script error. Installing package into … Continue reading Install R Packages for Power BI R Visualizations

Stopping User from Typing Past Field Size Limit in Dynamics 365 Unified Interface

In Dynamics 365, when using the Web Client, when a field limit size is reached, the user will be prevented from typing in the field. This behavior is different in the Unified Interface. In this post, we will look at how to stop the user from continuing to enter in Unified Interface fields when the field size is reached. Let’s start by creating a new field, called Field with Limit … Continue reading Stopping User from Typing Past Field Size Limit in Dynamics 365 Unified Interface