DEV Community

Tomaž Vinko
Tomaž Vinko

Posted on

The Power Of Power BI

Power BI is a tool for data modeling and visualisation.
It can connect to various sources like SQL Server, Vertica, Business Central etc.

But what most impressed me is the web data source. It's basically a web scraper that can extract tables from web pages. This is a very powerful feature which allows you to bring data from web pages that you can visualise and model along with your data warehouse source.

Let’s see Power BI in action on a stock market data example.
We are going to import tables from this page

If you don’t have it already, download free Power BI desktop version

Launch Power BI, click on Get data and find Web data source
Alt Text

Enter url
Alt Text

Select table and click Load
Alt Text

Visualise and model data

Alt Text

Top comments (0)