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Loading JSON … it looks simple … Part 4

This is part 4 and the final post of this JSON series. We are going to play with Smartsheet data because its adds to our examples of varying JSON structure. Note that Power BI already has a connector for Smartsheet.

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Loading JSON … it looks simple … Part 3

This is part 3 of the introduction to handling JSON with Python. This post covers a real world example that accesses data from public API from the New York City Open Data. For fun we are going to look at

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Loading JSON … it looks simple … Part 2

The previous post might have left you feeling that its a bit too complicated and a bit too abstract. Dont worry, the concepts will be clearer after a bit of a visual recap and then exploring how we would navigate

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Loading JSON … it looks simple … Part 1

In modern application environments we will encounter JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) as the preferred file format for data-interchange. Many APIs and files are delivered in JSON format. Working with JSON format could potentially be challenging, especially if you are new

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Reshaping ugly CSV with Python

This is another post based on a demo from my SQLSaturday session about Python integration in Power BI. The data file is also available from this link or download your own file from the Reserve Bank link below. It is

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Unpivot Excel data with Python

This post is is based on another demo from my SQLSaturday session on Python integration in Power BI. Its a handy real world scenario that could easily be re-applied with minor changes to the script. The primary pattern is unpivot

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Power BI date table with Python

I spoke about Python integration in Power BI at SQLSaturday #793 in Cape Town this past weekend. You can download the deck (which includes the notes) and the Python scripts (which include sample data) from the SQLSaturday site. One of

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