Power BI videos | Power BI Part 1.2 - Creating and Publishing Your First Report

Posted by Andrew Gould on 03 June 2019

This video gives you an overview of building a Power BI report from scratch, through to publishing it to the Power BI service. You'll learn the basics of getting data from Excel workbooks and text files and how to use the Power Query Editor to transform the data before it's loaded into your data model. You'll also see how to create relationships between tables along with some other simple data modelling tasks. You'll learn how to create visualisations in a report such as tables, charts, gauges and maps as well as how to control the interactions between those visuals. You'll discover how to use slicers to allow users to filter data in the report and how to make those slicers easy to use on different devices. You'll see several formatting features including conditional formatting in charts, tables and maps. Finally, you'll learn how to upload a report to the Power BI service and then publish it so that the whole world can see it!

This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Certificate List.txt Text file
Genre List.docx Word document
Marvellous Movie Report.pbix Power BI report
Movies.xlsx Excel workbook

Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.

Making a  video bigger

You can increase the size of your video to make it fill the screen like this:

View full screen

Play your video (the icons shown won't appear until you do), then click on the full screen icon which appears as shown at its bottom right-hand corner.

 

When you've finished viewing a video in full screen mode, just press the Esc key to return to normal view.

Improving the quality of a video

To improve the quality of a video, first click on the Settings icon:

Settings icon

Make sure you're playing your video so that the icons shown appear, then click on this gear icon at the bottom right-hand corner.

 

Choose to change the video quality:

Video quality

Click on Quality as shown to bring up the submenu.

 

The higher the number you choose, the better will be your video quality (but the slower the connection speed):

Connection speed

Don't choose the HD option unless you have a fast enough connection speed to support it!

 

Is your Wise Owl speaking too slowly (or too quickly)?  You can also use the Settings menu above to change your playback speed.

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