Convert UNIX Timestamp to DATE or DATETIME format in Power BI

November 1, 2020
Denis Selimovic
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If you find a date or datetime format in UNIX format, the first thing you wonder is what it is all about or how you can display it “normally”. This is because the UNIX date format looks like this: What exactly is UNIX Timestamp? To find a way to convert this, we first need to…

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Multilingual reports in Power BI

October 25, 2020
Denis Selimovic
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For a while, it was only possible to provide a Power BI report in multiple languages using workarounds. Recently, the enhanced dataset metadata has made it very easy to change the language of a report in Power BI, making it multilingual, for example in German and English. Since the Power BI September Update, the enhanced…

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Using enterprise or custom fonts in Power BI

October 17, 2020
Denis Selimovic
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Many companies are trying to achieve a consistent appearance and have corresponding or Corporate Identity / Corporate Design (CI/CD) guidelines. As a reporting platform, Power BI should of course be no exception and fit into the corresponding specifications. However, this is often a big question mark, because at first glance there is no option to…

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How do I get an older version of Power BI Desktop?

October 11, 2020
Denis Selimovic
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When you often work in different IT environments, you can easily reach the point where a customer is working with a different Power BI desktop version than the latest one. As a developer this can become a problem, because the PBIX files are generally not backward compatible to older Power BI versions. As a result,…

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My frequently used Power BI snippets

October 6, 2020
Denis Selimovic
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In my first blog post, I briefly mentioned that my digital notebook – in the form of OneNote – is well filled with plenty of notes and approaches that I want to share here on the blog. One category is DAX and M code snippets, which I use regularly. For example, creating a date or…

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