The Movie Industry Calendar has a special Film Week and Film Year which both start on a Thursday. Watch the complete video to see how we solve this interesting challenge.
Table of Contents
- 00:00 Question: How to Create a Film Calendar in Power BI?
- 00:58 Demo: Final Solution
- 02:30 Step by Step Solution: Film Week
- 06:42 Visualizing Film Week in Power BI
- 10:47 Next Steps with Film Calendar
How to create a calendar in PowerBI?
Creating a calendar in Power BI involves several steps:
- Create a date table: The first step is to create a table that contains all the dates for the calendar. This table will be used as a data source for the calendar visualization. You can use the “Enter Data” option in the “Home” tab to create a table manually, or you can import a table from an external data source.
- Add columns for the calendar: Once you have created the date table, you need to add columns for the calendar. These columns should include the day of the week, month, quarter, and year. You can use the “New Column” option in the “Modeling” tab to add these columns.
- Create a relationship: You need to create a relationship between the date table and the fact table that contains the data you want to visualize. This relationship should be based on the date column in both tables.
- Create a calendar visualization: Finally, you can create a calendar visualization using the date table. You can use the “Calendar” visualization in the “Visualizations” pane, or you can create a custom visualization using a matrix or a table.
To summarize, the steps to create a calendar in Power BI are as follows:
- 1 Create a date table
- 2 Add columns for the calendar
- 3 Create a relationship
- 4 Create a calendar visualization.
Questions and Answers about Microsoft 365
How to Create Simple Calendar Table in Power BI
Dynamic Date Table using Power Query in Power BI
You can generate a date table in your model by creating a calculated table using either the CALENDAR or CALENDARAUTO DAX functions. Each function returns a single-column table of dates. You can then extend the calculated table with calculated columns to support your date interval filtering and grouping requirements.