In this third installment of Power BI for Tableau Developers, we are going to be covering a topic that might seem simple at first glance, but I hope you’ll come to appreciate… Tables. For those familiar with Power BI, I am not referring to the Table chart element, I specifically am addressing the Matrix chart. This chart has become a personal favorite of mine because of the flexibility and ease of use for stakeholders.
This post is the second in a series of posts meant for Tableau folks that are interested in learning Power BI or for Power BI folks that are wondering how the same functionality is available in Tableau. In a recent OKVIZ article, David Eldersveld detailed Power BI’s filter capabilities and some best practices for their use. In this post, we will be examining how filters in Power BI function similarly and differently to slicers in Tableau.
In the fast-paced and ever-changing BI industry, flexibility is king. Learning how to adapt and how to be creative with your solutions is the only way to keep up. One of the ways you can do this is to be well versed in multiple BI and reporting platforms to make sure that your toolbelt includes whatever tools necessary to provide your client with the most appropriate solution.
I know the value of being flexible firsthand as I was a Tableau user for several years until I started using Power BI. I wish that when I started using Power BI I had been able to see a guide to help me translate some of the terminology and functionality from the platform I was used to (in this case Tableau). So if you are a Tableau developer that is getting started in Power BI, or a Power BI user simply interested in gaining more info about Tableau, this article is for you!
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