Power BI | Basic reports exercise | Import and link various film tables and create a film report

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Software ==> Power BI  (88 exercises)
Version ==> Latest update
Topic ==> Basic reports  (10 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Courses ==> Introduction to Power BI  /  Fast track Power BI/DAX
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The above folder contains 3 files: two in CSV format and one in Excel.  Create a new Power BI report, and load these 3 files to create the following data model:

3 imported tables

You'll have to create one of these relationships yourself. You should also hide the id fields, as no one will be interested in showing them in any report.

Rename the fields in the field well to make it more obvious what they represent:

The original list ... ... and the revised names

Create a table listing out the directors:

Table of directors

A table listing the directors - feel free to do your own thing with the formatting.


Now create another table to list out the genres using the same look-and-feel:

Two tables

Remember that you can use the Format Painter tool to copy the formatting from one visual to another!

Create a third table to list out the films made by the director (or genre) that you've selected:

Table of films

The list of films you should see when you click on Akira Kurosawa.

You'll need to click on the Edit Interactions button on the Format tab of the menu, and choose the Filter icon.

Save this report as Go Akira, then close it down.

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