In the ever-changing world of business intelligence and analytics, it is very common that you might have to shift from one BI tool to another.
Tableau is one of the leading business intelligence tools with amazing visualization.
Power BI is also a leading business intelligence tool with huge options for data preparation, modeling, and complex solutions.
You might come across a situation where you might have to migrate to Power BI from Tableau. From my experience, I am listing down things you need to unlearn from Tableau and learn/ relearn in PowerBI during this migration process
Unlearn 1. Table Calculations 2. Level of Details 3. one Sheet/page, One visual 4. Meaning of Dashboard 5. Custom Tooltips/ ToolTip Page 6. Dual Axis with Any Visual 7. Dynamic Axis using column 8. Text Parameter 9. Matrix of visuals (Add additional rows and columns and make Matrix of the visual) 10. Filter Context 11. Slicer Interaction in dashboard
Learn 1. Data Model with power query 2. Need for Star Schema 3. Date Table 4. How to use in-memory tables — can be used of LOD 5. Row Context, how you match current value with complete data to the dataset for that column — Can be used LOD, subtotal, grand total 6. Small Multiples 7. Bookmarks, Dynamic M Parameter — For Dynamic axis 8. Use of Independent Table 9. How Power bi filter works 10. Small Multiples 11. Tooltip Page 12. Sync Slicer in Report 13. Report is as good as dashboard 14. Power BI Service dashboard
To help you further in detail, I have created a playlist — “TABLEAU vs POWERBI” of 24 videos covering a few topics and comparisons between the two. Check out the videos! I will be awaiting your responses.
22. Tableau Vs Power BI- Chapter 22: Makedate/Date, Today, Dateadd and datediff
23. Tableau Vs Power BI- Chapter 23: How to create groups
24. Tableau Vs Power BI- Chapter 24: Rank - Dense Rank
So what is your list of unlearning and relearning topics, when you migrate from Tableau to Power BI? Please do share your experience and struggles in the comments section.
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