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© Adam Aspin 2016

Adam Aspin, Pro Power BI Desktop, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1805-1_7

7. Extending the Data Model with Calculated Columns

Adam Aspin

(1)Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK

This chapter further develops the data model that you created in the previous chapter. It explains how to augment the existing tables by adding new columns containing calculations to the tables that you have imported. You can then apply these additional metrics to the dashboards that you create using Power BI Desktop.

Admittedly, not every data model in Power BI Desktop needs extensive calculations. Frequently, the data can speak for itself without much polishing. Yet business intelligence is, at its heart, based on figures. Consequently, sooner or later, you need to apply ...

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