Query to find execution time of Jobs

Recently we have been facing couple of issues with regard to the way the jobs have been scheduled. To investigate this, we needed a query that can identify the execution time of jobs to see if they overlap. In addition, we needed to see which steps within the job are taking unusually long to complete as well as information about jobs…

My personal side effects with Covishield

This is a comprehensive list of side effects I faced after taking the Covishield vaccine. I took the vaccine on Wednesday and fully recovered by Friday. If you Google common side effects Covishield vaccine you will find a list that includes the following. Most common: Pain or tenderness at the injection site Headache Tiredness Muscle…

How to enable Hyper-V on Windows 10 Home edition OS

One the biggest issues I had with Windows 10 was when it said I had to uninstall VMware since it wasn’t compatible with the OS. Thus a perfectly good license was wasted. I figured I would just use Hyper-V going forward only to realize that Hyper V wasn’t supported on Windows 10 Home edition. For…

Opportunity =Money! = Worth

We have always had to measure the worth of things. Everybody has things they want and in order to get them they need to trade. With trade came the need to ensure you’re not being ripped off and so we standardized the rates. Initially this meant a fixed quantity of food or cattle gets exchanged….

PowerBI DAX – VAR

A very useful way to work with DAX functions is to use VAR. VAR is a form of variable in which results can be stored temporarily without having to create measures and then using them in others. For example you use Var to store the result of a particular group and then use the var…

PowerBI DAX- USERNAME

This is a function that may not be used as frequently as it used to be but it is likely you will encounter it in older PowerBI Reports where RLS or row level security was implemented. The function returns the username of the user currently viewing the report. Using this information and mapping it against…

PowerBI DAX – USERELATIONSHIP

A common issue faced when working with PowerBI is the limitation of having only one Active relationship between two tables. While this is a not an issues when importing data it can make creating measures a hassle. An example of this scenario could be the use of calendar table for Order Date and Delivery Date….

PowerBI DAX- TREATAS

Once we are able to create virtual tables within PowerBI using Functions such as EVALUATE , CALCULATE TABLE etc it might be required to filter the contents of the virtual table based on certain Input criteria. In such cases we can use the TREATAS function to apply filters to a Virtual or Actual Table as…

PowerBI DAX- TOTALYTD

A very useful kind of report is called a cumulative report. Which is based on summarizing data cumulatively. This means we can see the area chart as progressively growing as the year goes by. Charts such as these provide a clear indication of the long term trajectory of the sales and clearly indicates Sales for…

PowerBI DAX – TOPN

Another commonly used function is the TOPN function. It is used for both TOP and BOTTOM use cases. In this example to demonstrate the basics we are first going to simply fetch the top 34employees by their employee key. The below Formula shows what this would look like Table = TOPN(4,ALL(‘Dimension Employee’),’Dimension Employee'[Employee Key],ASC) To…

PowerBI DAX – SWITCH

Switch is a DAX function that is used frequently to create custom groups and classifications. In this example we use Switch to create a column called approval where we code different types of approval for the total sum of Amount. You can use switch to replace multiple values with another value instead of using IF…