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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!

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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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T-SQL Tuesday #13 - From A SQL Server Developer’s Point Of View

  • 14 December 2010
  • Author: Jason Bacani
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T-SQL Tuesday

Originally posted at http://www.bidn.com/blogs/JEBacaniSQLDude/ssas/1342/t-sql-tuesday-13-from-a-sql-server-developer-s-point-of-view...

So I saw the topic this time around for T-SQL Tuesday #13 as “What the Business Says Is Not What the Business Wants”.  And then I read the fine print of “What issues have you had in interacting with the business to get your job done?”  After seeing this, I was determined I needed to chime in and add my two and half cents…

You see, I am a SQL Server Developer.  I am not a DBA.  I have some DBA power, but that’s a topic for another post…  However, I do not perform back ups nor monitor SQL Server traffic or such.  Instead, I develop applications that work with SQL Server, and recently more often, I troubleshoot existing production applications that use SQL Server.  As a developer and more importantly, as an IT Professional, I take pride in the work I do because I follow the concepts of the SDLC-- the software development life cycle.  More specifically, I like receiving code specifications and requirements via BRDs (business requirements documents) or help desk tickets, and I like following change control policies of ensuring code deployment of the work I do performs and works correctly when deployed across development, QA (quality assurance), and ultimately in production environments.

  What the customer/business really needed…

What the customer/business really needed… 

But here’s the thing.  The business wants something done right away.  Correction… They want it yesterday.  So what do we often do?  Well, in my experiences, I have seen IT development teams slam code directly into production.

Slamming a square peg into a round hole… The IT way?

Slamming a square peg into a round hole… The IT way?

The developer even has direct access to make changes in production, to either implement code or business processes directly, or even to affect data changes to SQL Server!  “OMG!”, right?  “Say it isn’t so!”  But yes, in the small shop I work with, it happens.  And it happens because the business wants it to happen.

But isn’t it the same business that’s telling IT to follow proper procedures?  Isn’t it the same business that’s telling IT to have separate roles where only DBA's have production data access and not developers?  Isn’t it the same business that’s telling IT to test and ensure all applications work properly before being deployed?  Why, yes it is.

Just say no to the SDLC!

Just say no to the SDLC!

Don’t get me wrong.  The business is not solely to blame on this; IT is not absolved of their involvement.  But it takes IT… It takes SQL Server professionals to make a stand and declare such direction as wrong and not possible.  Sure, the risks must be weighed against the business need, but following SDLC and following change control isn’t simply a topic in IT Management school; it’s sound policy that allows us SQL Server professionals—DBA and Developers and all—to have the ultimate pride in our work.

So again, what issues have you had in interacting with the business to get your job done?  Well, it’s not about getting the job done.  To me, it’s about getting the job done properly and correctly.

How the programmer/developer wrote it.

How the programmer/developer wrote it.

Oh.  As part of my two and half cents, I am sure many of you have seen this, but do check out The Project Cartoon site at www.ProjectCartoon.com.  That’s where the tree images come from.  It’s a humorous view of projects and I think some of the images fit clearly with the topic “What the Business Says Is Not What the Business Wants”.

Thanks for reading!!!

 

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