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Mtozero
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Power BI vs other tools

Not sure about others but coming from Qlik and BO background I am finding it so annoying to see Power BI being Microsoft it is very difficult to use it as a user and as a developer finding it difficult on the implementation of basic requirements. which can be easily done with other tools

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Greg_Deckler
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Being very familiar with Power BI, I often have the same complaints about Qlik, Tableau and other tools. Having worked with Excel and pivot tables for years, I found Power BI incredibly intuitive. I've tried multiple times to use Qlik tools and just can't even figure out how to do really, really trivial things. Like doing most data import manipulation in Tableau without something like Alteryx. But, in many cases, that tends to be one's own knowledge of the tool, not the tool itself. The community would be happy to answer any specific question that you might have, most things that other tools can do, Power BI can as well but it may be different to how it is done in Qlik.


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Greg_Deckler
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Being very familiar with Power BI, I often have the same complaints about Qlik, Tableau and other tools. Having worked with Excel and pivot tables for years, I found Power BI incredibly intuitive. I've tried multiple times to use Qlik tools and just can't even figure out how to do really, really trivial things. Like doing most data import manipulation in Tableau without something like Alteryx. But, in many cases, that tends to be one's own knowledge of the tool, not the tool itself. The community would be happy to answer any specific question that you might have, most things that other tools can do, Power BI can as well but it may be different to how it is done in Qlik.


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External Tools: MSHGQM
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Latest book!:
Mastering Power BI 2nd Edition

DAX is easy, CALCULATE makes DAX hard...

Thanks smoupre,

 

Agreed with your point on the knowledge of the product for some of the features. 

 

 I have posted my questions separately. 

 

 

Hi @Mtozero,

Please mark the useful reply as answer. If you have specific feature unsupported in Power BI until now, you can create an idea here. Power Bi will become better after all your support. Thanks for understanding.

Best Regards,
Angelia

mikeborg82
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and what's the question?  

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