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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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08 February
2016
Author: MitchellPearson

MDX NON EMPTY KEYWORD VS NONEMPTY FUNCTION

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...
05 February
2016
Author: DustinRyan
DustinRyan

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04 February
2016
Author: SteveHughes

Minnesota BI User Group – Powering Up HDInsight with Power BI (December 2015)

On Wednesday, December 16, I presented on this topic at the Minnesota BI User Group.  This session is based on five blog posts that I created in August 2015. You can find the presentation here: Powering Up HDInsight with Power BI (pdf). The details can be found in the blog posts noted...
04 February
2016
Author: MitchellPearson

MDX 101–Free Training Video Q&A

First of all I want to thank Pragmatic Works for once again allowing me to have the opportunity to present and for so graciously hosting me. Secondly thank you to everyone who attended the MDX presentation. Great News!, If you were not among the 500 attendees who made it to the live training you...
02 February
2016
Author: kmyer

Learning Apex – What’s in it for ME?

Reader,     WARNING: Reading this blog might make you want to quit your job. It wont be due to my intellectual blogging or the voodoo curse put upon you as you’re currently reading this, but rather the overwhelming opportunities learning and understand Apex will...
02 February
2016
Author: Joshua Luedeman

TechUnplugged: My Day

This morning, through the magic relationships of Tech Field Day, I have the great opportunity to attend the one day conference TECHUNPLUGGED. The conference is focused on cloud computing and IT infrastructure unique any other. It focuses on giving an outlet for IT influencers and vendors that are...
01 February
2016
Author: Joshua Luedeman

Tech Field Day 10, Here I Come

That’s right ladies and gentleman. It’s that time again. I have been invited to another Tech Field Day event. This time, instead of Data Field Day, I’m going to Tech Field Day. If you’re not familiar with Tech Field Day, by all means, head over to http://www.techfieldday.com and take a look. It’s...
01 February
2016
Author: JasonStrate

Monday Morning SQL Break – February 1, 2016

It’s Monday and time fora round-up of last week’s blog and twitter activity – and even an on-time post for all of this. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last...
01 February
2016
Author: JasonStrate

Monday Morning SQL Break – February 1, 2016

It’s Monday and time fora round-up of last week’s blog and twitter activity – and even an on-time post for all of this. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last...
26 January
2016
Author: DustinRyan
DustinRyan

Microsoft & R Programming Session Materials & Resources Available

Last Thursday night I had the pleasure of speaking with Gregory Kramer and his friends at the Madison, WI Power BI User Group. We took an introductory look at how Microsoft’s acquisition of Revolution Analytics is making serious waves across the Microsoft data platform. We also walked through...