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Excel Table AutoFill Formulas not working

Table has many benefits. One of them is Table AutoFill Formulas. If you add a formula in any table column, it copies the formula automatically. Further editing of the formula also is automatically copied to all other cells in the column. Sometimes, the AutoFill stops working. How to re-enable this feature? Here are the instructions
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Power BI Natural language Q&A – Type a question and create a report

Power BI Portal offers an amazing new way of creating reports. You can just type a question like “show total amount by country and by year”. Power BI now analyzes the raw data and creates a visual report instantly. No drag drop required. It needs to be seen to be believed.  Take a look at this video:

This video is part of my new Power BI course on Udemy – Pivot Table to Power BI.  This is my first online course and therefore the learning curve has been very steep.  However, I am just about done with content creation and the course will be launched very shortly.  Stay tuned for further announcements!

How to Eliminate VLOOKUP using Relationships in Power BI

VLOOKUP is one of the most commonly used functions in Excel.  However, it comes with its own set of problems:

  • It increases the file size
  • It consumes lots of processing power, making things slower
  • It is limited to a single table.  This means you cannot use VLOOKUP to search for a value in a different table or sheet
  • It only looks right
  • It can only handle a single criteria
  • If the lookup column contains duplicate values, it will match the first value only

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