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Power BI Publish to Web for Anonymous Access is Here

Earlier this week on Wednesday the Microsoft Power BI made an incredibly exciting announcement and released Power BI “publish to web” as a preview feature. This is HUUUUGE news! This was probably the top requested feature and its finally here thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Microsoft Power BI team!

Read Getting Started with R Visuals in Power BI

Power BI “publish to web” allows you to easily expose a Power BI report to the world through an iframe that can be embedded wherever you like.

To publish your Power BI report to the web, log into your Power BI site.

Find the report that you want to share and click File in the top left.
Power BI publish to web

You’ll see a message pop up box similar to below. Click the yellow button to create the embed code.
Power BI publish to web preview

This is where you’ll see a very important warning!
WARNING: Reports that you expose through the “publish to web” feature will be visible to everyone on the internet! This means NO AUTHENTICATION is required to view the report that is embedded in your application.
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Once you do that, you’ll receive an embed code that you can then use to expose your Power BI report within your blog as seen below!

https://msit.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiYTNjNzcwNjctNTczMy00ZDMxLWFlMGUtMDViODA1NGZiNmI0IiwidCI6IjcyZjk4OGJmLTg2ZjEtNDFhZi05MWFiLTJkN2NkMDExZGI0NyIsImMiOjV9

As you can see the report maintains all the interactivity features of Power BI. And as your Power BI report updates and changes, those changes will be reflected in your embedded Power BI reports!

Pretty awesome!

Additional Resources

Read the Power BI “publish to web” announcement here.

Read the Power BI “publish to web” documentation here.

Feedback

Let me know what you think of this feature or if you have any questions. Leave a comment down below.


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MDX NON EMPTY KEYWORD VS NONEMPTY FUNCTION

Non Empty vs NonEmpty

Hey everyone, in this blog I want to address a very common MDX Question. What is the difference between the NON EMPTY keyword and NONEMPTY function? To take it a step further which one should you use?

Non Empty keyword VS NONEMPTY Function.

The big difference between the NON EMPTY keyword and the NONEMPTY function is when the evaluation occurs in the MDX. The NON EMPTY keyword is the last thing that is evaluated, in other words after all axes have been evaluated then the NON EMPTY keyword is executed to remove any empty space from the final result set. The NONEMPTY function is evaluated when the specific axis is evaluated.

Should I use NON EMPTY keyword or NONEMPTY function?

Ok Mitchell, so you told me when each of these are evaluated but really you haven’t told me anything up until this point. Can you tell me which one I should use already? Well, unfortunately, it depends. Let’s walk through an example of each using the BOTTOMCOUNT function.

BOTTOMCOUNT FUNCTION with NON EMPTY Keyword

In this example I’m returning the bottom ten selling products for internet sales. Notice that I have returned all products that have no internet sales, this is not necessarily a bad thing, maybe you want to return products that don’t have sales.

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However if you don’t want to return these products then we can try using the NON EMPTY keyword. In the below example you can see the results when I add NON EMPTY to the ROWS axis.

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WHOOOAAA, what happened?? A lot of people would have expected the results here to show the bottom ten products that DID have sales. However, that is not the case, remember that I said the NON EMPTY keyword is evaluated LAST after all axes have been evaluated. This means that first the bottom ten selling products which have $0 in sales are first returned and then the NON EMPTY keyword removes all that empty space from the final result.

BOTTOMCOUNT function with NONEMPTY function.

So let’s try this again, if you want to return the bottom ten products that had sales then we must first remove the empty space before using the BottomCount function. Take a look at the code below:

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In this code we first remove the empty space before using the BOTTOMCOUNT function. The result is we return the bottom ten products that had internet sales. Once again neither one is right or wrong here it just depends on what you want in your final result.

NON EMPTY Keyword vs. NONEMPTY Function – Performance

There is a very common misconception that the NONEM

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January 2012 Speaking Events

  • 9 January 2012
  • Author: DevinKnight
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It has been a quiet past few months while my family has adjusted to having
two new additions (twins!), but I have slowly been working my way back into
several speaking events.  Having said that January is a busy month of events and
I thought I would share them in case you are interested in attending any of
them. 

Date: 01/12/2012

Group: South East Michigan SQL Server User Group

Topic: Creating Dashboards with PerformancePoint Services

This is a user group that I will be speaking virtually for but is based in
Detroit.  I’m really looking forward to this one for a couple reasons.  First,
the group is run by Joe Fleming (@MuadDBA) who is a great guy.  I’ve actually
spoke for the group several months ago while Brian Knight and I were in Detroit
for a SSAS Workshop.  The group is also run by Rick Brewis who is by far one of
the best MS Technology Specialist I’ve met.  The other reason I’m looking
forward to this event is because I really love the topic.  PerformancePoint is
such a fun tool and I love showing it off to people and see the “wow” in their
eyes as they imagine using it themselves.

Date: 01/19/2012

Group: Pragmatic Works Webinar

Topic: Extending Reporting Services with Custom Code

This webinar is free and is a
part of the webinar series that Pragmatic Works runs twice a week.  This session
is designed to give you a preview of one of topics that will be discussed in the
new Pragmatic Master SSRS 2008 class.  The class will be taught later in January
and is basically and Advanced Reporting Services class… but hey Master is better
for marketing.

Date: 01/30/2012 – 02/02/2012

Group: Pragmatic Works Training

Topic: Pragmatic Master SSRS 2008

This class is a 4 day class that is 3 hours a day. 
It is designed as “next step” from the traditional SSRS 2008 class that
Pragmatic Works offers.  This is considered an Advanced class so be prepared for
more difficult topics than traditional Reporting Services sessions.  Topics will
include .Net integration, reporting off a cube and scaling Reporting
Services.

Full list of speaking events past, present and future can be found on my
site: http://devinknightsql.com/speaking-events/

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