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New function and the importance of variables in #dax

I recently wrote a few articles about a new function in DAX and the use of variables. For those of you using Power BI or Azure Analysis Services, you always have access to the latest version of the language. Well, in reality I see that new features appears

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The new data modeling book for Power BI and Power Pivot users

In the last few years, I and Alberto Ferrari assisted many users of Power Pivot and Power BI who wanted to create their reports using these tools and were struggling with getting the desired numbers from their data. The first approach of an Excel user

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Avoid measure and column with the same name in #dax

I recently wrote an article about duplicated names in DAX to highlight a possible case where you can have a measure with the same name of a column. This is not a good idea, mainly because the syntax to reference a measure and a column is identical, and

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Year-over-year comparison using the same number of days in #dax

When you use the time intelligence functions in DAX, it is relatively easy to filter the same dates selection in the previous year by using the SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR or DATEADD functions. However, if you follow the best practices, it is likely that you have

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Upcoming conference speeches and workshops in 2016 #ssas #tabular #dax #powerpivot #powerbi

The summer is almost over and while we are working on new content (books and other for www.sqlbi.com ), I already have the plans for this Autumn’s conferences. Microsoft Ignite 2016 – September 26-30, Atlanta, GA See what’s new in SQL Server Analysis

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Upcoming conference speeches and workshops #ssas #tabular #dax #powerpivot

Between May and July I and Alberto will be speaker at several conferences, and I think it could be useful to write a single blog post with a recap: PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 – May 7-9, 2014 – San Jose, California Querying in DAX (Marco Russo)

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From 0 to DAX at TechEd Pre-Conference Seminar #dax #msteched #tee13

In June I and Alberto will deliver a pre-conference seminar at both TechEd North America (New Orleans, LA) and TechEd Europe (Madrid, Spain). This day is a very good quickstart for those of you that still didn’t complete one of our books , or those of

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Advanced DAX course in May – unique date in 1H 2013 #dax #tabular #ssas #powerpivot

One year after the release of SQL Server 2012 I see the growing demand for DAX. There are two reasons for that: an higher number of PowerPivot users started to build more complex data models, and SSAS Tabular is starting to be adopted by a larger number

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Interviewed in SQL Down Under podcast #sqlserver #ssas #powerpivot

I’ve been interviewed by Greg Low in SQL Down Under show 58, and this is *not* an April fool! We talked for one hour about Tabular, Multidimensional, Data Warehouse and just a little bit about music (you can discover which music genre I’m used to listen…).

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Querying with DAX video available on Project Botticelli #dax #ssas #powerpivot

I recently published a video session on Project Botticelli web site regarding querying in DAX. You can write DAX queries to extract data from both PowerPivot and SSAS Tabular models. This could be particularly useful in three scenarios: Reports in Reporting