This year navida was again invited to host sessions at Directions EMEA conference. Directions EMEA was hold in beautiful Madrid this year.
In our first session on Wednesday, October 4th, we talked about our experiences and about Do's and Don'ts in [..]Read More
Hierarchies are an important concept in most if not all BI-solutions. This is not different in Power BI. Hierarchies allow aggregating data on different levels - for example users may drill down into a date-hierarchy from the year-level to quarters, months [..]Read More
From time to time we get questions on how to filter NAV data when working with Power BI.
As an example let’s say we want to create a report on Item Ledger Entries in order to allow analyzing item sales and inventory value. This sort of entry table [..]Read More
Last year we blogged about how to use Power Query to create reports across all companies. – see here. That approach is still valid with the new Power BI. However it has a few drawbacks that we would like to overcome with a new, better solution.
The [..]Read More
Handling NAV dimensions in Power BI has been a pain point since the first days of Power Pivot. Most solutions required that the dimension codes that were of relevance needed to be hard-coded as additional calculated columns to the fact table. Although [..]Read More
Three intensive days in Mannheim are over now. We had three sessions - a Power BI best practices session on Monday and two workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday. We really enjoyed the sessions and the energy and involvement of the participants!
As promised [..]Read More
In April 2014 we blogged about a new feature of our Excel-addin NAVBI that allows opening NAV pages from any Pivot table. Due to a limitation of pivot tables, the link had to be added to the drill-through (details) sheet. We are very pleased that the [..]Read More
One of the great aspects of Power BI is the fact that Microsoft hears what partners and the community want. Thanks to short release cycles ideas can be implemented within short time. Power BI's support platform is a good place to start when you want [..]Read More
Do you want to learn some best practices for Power BI on Microsoft Dynamics NAV? Come to Directions EMEA in Mannheim to attend one of the workshops in which Hans Fousert from Mprise, Netherlands and Julian Wissel from navida, Germany provide [..]Read More
ERP-Systems and BI solutions have it in common that columns should be as self-explanatory as possible. Power BI currently does not provide a way to create something like captions for fields. In contrast to NAV with multi language captions and SQL Server [..]Read More