The beauty in automated refreshes

With a background in data engineering – one thing I have taken for granted is the simple beauty of an automated refresh.

Manually building reports forces us to do the same data gathering process every time. With automation we can utilize tools such as power query to perform ETL (extract transform load) processing. When we build a report with focus on being dynamic and reusable the users can just open it up and now expect the data to be ready to go.

Without using automated data refreshes, we just end up with numerous ad-hoc reports that all serve the same purpose. I prefer my report data to be ready-to-go when I open it.

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