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Creating data files in Azure Blob Storage for SQL Server database with Powershell

Storing SQL Server database files in Azure blob storage is a great solution for all the databases that are often migrated between instances, servers, virtual machines, or would have been divided between instances. This scenario also has the positive aspect to it, since the ability to create snapshot backups to Azure is seamless. With Powershell you can create your SQL Server database files in Azure in no time.

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Quine with R

Quine is a self-reproducing function or a computer program that will output its source source or itself. Terms used are for these programs are also self-replicating programs, self-reproducing programs or self-copying programs (courtesy of wikipedia). Many programming languages have been

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Power BI Measures in slicer

Power BI measures are mainly used to show and visualize data, that can be measured. But from time to time, end-users will want to have measures to be easily selected and graphs or tables changed, in accordance with selection. And

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Essential list of useful R packages for data scientists

I have written couple of blog posts on R packages (here | here ) and this blog post is sort of a preset of all the most needed packages for data science, statistical usage and every-day usage with R. Among

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Row-Level security in Power BI

Row -Level Security or managing roles in Power BI is not something new. But environments, where there is a need for securing read access for end-users based on their account name, are very frequent. Row Level Security is omitting and

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Custom Power BI visual for Line chart with two Y-Axis

Power BI support certain type of visuals that are by default available in the document. These are absolutely great and work perfectly fine, have a lot of capabilities to set properties and change the settings. But every so often in

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What and who is IT community? What does it take to be part?

This blog post is long over due and has been rattling in my head for long time. Simply and boldly put it, community is everyone involved behind the result of your search for a particular problem. And by that I

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Copying Measures between Power BI datasets and Power BI files

Measures in Power BI document are DAX based aggregations for slicing and dicing the tabular datasets using evaluate and filter context and and data relationships. Short hand, measures are DAX formulas stored in Power BI as part the dataset. For

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The palindrome of 02.02.2020

As of writing this blog-post, today is February 2nd, 2020. Or as I would say it, 2nd of February, 2020. There is nothing magical about it, it is just a sequence of numbers. On a boring Sunday evening, what could

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My MSSQL database is corrupt and I can not get to my predictive models. Now what? Stellar to the rescue.

Small project database, with old backup, ended up in corrupt state. This happened.  A corrupted database; all-in-all 150MB.  I was super annoyed. Let alone, I had some R and Python code there and some – yes 🙂 – predictive models,

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