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© Adam Aspin 2016

Adam Aspin, Pro Power BI Desktop, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1805-1_2

2. Discovering and Loading Data with Power BI Desktop

Adam Aspin

(1)Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK

Before you can present any analysis or insight, you need data. Your sources could be in many places and in many formats. Nonetheless, you need to access them, look at them, select them, and quite possibly clean them up to some extent. You may also need to join many separate data sources before you shape the data into a coherent model that you can use as the foundation for your dashboards and reports. The amazing thing is that you can do all of this using Power BI Desktop without needing any other tools or utilities.

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