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Extending Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Cookbook by Alexander Drogin

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Analyzing data with Power BI

Power BI is an analytics solution for various kinds of data study, evaluation, and presentation. With Power BI, it is possible to generate a wide variety of reports from a simple table view or bar chart to complex statistical data analysis.

Getting ready

Power BI must be installed to complete the following scenario. It is available to download from powerbi.microsoft.com.

How to do it...

Now we will build a report in Power BI presenting the sales report in a bar chart, with a simple hierarchy for periods.

  1. Run the Power BI application.
  2. In the Home tab of the ribbon, click Get Data, then choose SQL Server.
  3. In the connection setting dialog, enter the name of your SQL Server where the NAV database resides. By default, when installing ...

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