Average of best 8 scores from last 20 rounds
So the requirement is to find the average of the best 8 scores from the last 20 rounds of golf for each player. So if you think about that problem, there are quite a few layers to it – perfect for a blog on how to break a problem into pieces so you can solve it in DAX.
Even if you do nothing with DAX, read over the post because the problem-solving technique Allington uses is generally applicable.
YAY! For all my queries that were run with RECOMPILE hints, I can see information about how many times they were run, execution stats, their query text and plan, and even information about compilation.
And yes, I have the execution plans, too — the “CAST(qsp.query_plan AS XML) AS mah_query_plan” totally works.
This is great news. Query Store is going to be a big feature for DBAs.
This result was observed right after the finish of the loading script, where we can clearly see 4 Delta-Stores for 10 Million Rows. 3 of the Delta-Stores are Closed and 1 Delta-Store is Open, which is an absolutely impossible combination if we think about Clustered Columnstore Indexes, where one would expect to have 10 Compressed Row Groups or 10 Delta-Stores (9 Closed & 1 Open).
If you take a more detailed look at the associated sizes of the closed Delta-Stores, you will see that they increase each time a new Delta-Store is being used. For example, the first one is capped at 1.048.567 Rows, the second one is capped at 2.097.152 and the last closed Delta-Store is set to 4.193.904 Rows – meaning that the size is being constantly doubled.
I’d like to see this as the first step toward expanded sizes for compressed rowgroups.
If you’re using SQL Server 2014, you get the benefit of writing inline non-clustered indexes. Denny Cherry has more:
As for the syntax it’s pretty straight forward. Below is a sample table with a couple of indexes, one created on the column c2 and one created on C1 and C2. Now sadly include columns aren’t supported with inline indexes, but hopefully that’ll show up in a future version of SQL Server.
This was added for In-Memory OLTP support, and I like it. For more on Denny’s comment about tempdb performance, check out a slide deck Eddie Wuerch used to teach people (including me) about temp table reuse.
And there you have it: a parameter table in PowerBI.com. To be honest, I think there are slightly too many fiddly steps for users to follow in this technique for me to be happy recommending its use unconditionally, but it should be useful in some scenarios. Hopefully there will be an easier way of accomplishing the same thing in Power BI in future…
Sounds like it’s not as easy to do as in Power Query, but Chris does provide nice step-by-step instructions.
Power BI team did a great step forward with adding 3D map visual in Power BI Desktop. Thank you Microsoft Power BI team because of that! It is really useful for some scenarios that users need to see visualization on 3D map. However this feature is far behind Power Map features for story telling, creating tours, play axis, and many other features. I believe that soon many of these features will be added into Power BI. So I say Power BI said hi to 3D maps, but please be quick on that Microsoft team because Power Map raised expectations of our clients to a very high level! They will be looking for same features (at least) in Power BI desktop.
Looks like there’s still some work yet to be done.