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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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Scripting Indexes with FIlters and schemas

  • 9 January 2010
  • Author: MarkGStacey
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Today I needed to script out portions of a database - to be more precise, only the objects in a single schema.

 

For tables and stored procedures, this is easy : simply press F7, Object Explorer Details, and select the objects you need.

 

For indexes, this is not quite as simple.

 

I started off by searching the net, and found a basic script to do this : http://www.sqlservercentral.com/scripts/Miscellaneous/31893/

This script does create all the indexes, but it does not filter by schema, and it also does not script out the filtered indexes that I'm using.

 

So a little bit of modification led me to the following: Adding a filter for the  schema, prefixing the table name, and the filtered index column :

 

CREATE

 

PROC [dbo].[GetScriptAllIndexes]

@Schema varchar(255)

as

-- Get all existing indexes, but NOT the primary keys

DECLARE

 

 

cIX CURSOR FOR

SELECT OBJECT_NAME(SI.Object_ID), SI.Object_ID, SI.Name, SI.Index_ID,si.filter_definition

FROM Sys.Indexes SI

inner join sys.tables st

on si.object_id = st.object_id

inner join INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES ist

on st.name = ist.table_name

LEFT JOIN INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLE_CONSTRAINTS TC ON SI.Name = TC.CONSTRAINT_NAME AND OBJECT_NAME(SI.Object_ID) = TC.TABLE_NAME

WHERE TC.CONSTRAINT_NAME IS NULL

AND OBJECTPROPERTY(SI.Object_ID, 'IsUserTable') = 1

and ist.table_schema = @Schema

ORDER BY OBJECT_NAME(SI.Object_ID), SI.Index_ID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECLARE

 

 

@IxTable

SYSNAME

DECLARE

 

 

@IxTableID

INT

DECLARE

 

 

@IxName

SYSNAME

DECLARE

 

 

@IxID

INT

declare

 

 

@IXFilter varchar(255)

-- Loop through all indexes

OPEN

 

 

cIX

FETCH

 

 

NEXT FROM cIX INTO @IxTable, @IxTableID, @IxName, @IxID,@IXFilter

WHILE

 

 

(@@FETCH_STATUS = 0)

BEGIN

DECLARE @IXSQL NVARCHAR(4000) SET @IXSQL = ''

SET @IXSQL = '

go

CREATE '

-- Check if the index is unique

IF (INDEXPROPERTY(@IxTableID, @IxName, 'IsUnique') = 1)

SET @IXSQL = @IXSQL + 'UNIQUE '

-- Check if the index is clustered

IF (INDEXPROPERTY(@IxTableID, @IxName, 'IsClustered') = 1)

SET @IXSQL = @IXSQL + 'CLUSTERED '

SET @IXSQL = @IXSQL + 'INDEX ' + @IxName + ' ON ' + @Schema +'.' + @IxTable + '('

-- Get all columns of the index

DECLARE cIxColumn CURSOR FOR

SELECT SC.Name

FROM Sys.Index_Columns IC

JOIN Sys.Columns SC ON IC.Object_ID = SC.Object_ID AND IC.Column_ID = SC.Column_ID

WHERE IC.Object_ID = @IxTableID AND Index_ID = @IxID

ORDER BY IC.Index_Column_ID

DECLARE @IxColumn SYSNAME

DECLARE @IxFirstColumn BIT SET @IxFirstColumn = 1

-- Loop throug all columns of the index and append them to the CREATE statement

OPEN cIxColumn

FETCH NEXT FROM cIxColumn INTO @IxColumn

WHILE (@@FETCH_STATUS = 0)

BEGIN

IF (@IxFirstColumn = 1)

SET @IxFirstColumn = 0

ELSE

SET @IXSQL = @IXSQL + ', '

SET @IXSQL = @IXSQL + @IxColumn

FETCH NEXT FROM cIxColumn INTO @IxColumn

END

CLOSE cIxColumn

DEALLOCATE cIxColumn

SET @IXSQL = @IXSQL + ')' + ISNULL('

WHERE '

 

+ @IXfilter,'')

-- Print out the CREATE statement for the index

PRINT @IXSQL

FETCH NEXT FROM cIX INTO @IxTable, @IxTableID, @IxName, @IxID, @IXFilter

 

 

END

CLOSE

 

 

cIX

DEALLOCATE

 

 

cIX

GO

 

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