SSAS

ARTICLE

Using ALLEXCEPT versus ALL and VALUES

allexcept-vs-values-01

This article describes the semantic difference between ALLEXCEPT and the joint use of ALL and VALUES, showing practical examples of the different results in Power BI and SSAS 2016.

ARTICLE

Adding a measure to a Tabular model

addmeasuretabular-assemblyreferences

This article describes how to add a measure to a Tabular model already deployed on Analysis Services by using C# or PowerShell. This can be useful to deploy user-defined metrics without deploying the entire database.

ARTICLE

Tuning query limits for DirectQuery

This article describes a few query limits existing in DirectQuery for both Power BI and Analysis Services Tabular 2016, explaining when you can modify them.

ARTICLE

Translations in Analysis Services 2016

F08xx26

Translations are a new feature in Analysis Services Tabular 2016. This article explains how to use this feature and introduce SSAS Tabular Translator, a free tool to edit translations files.

TOOL

SSAS Tabular Translator

SSAS Tabular Translator is an editor for the JSON translation files exported and imported by SQL Server Data Tools for a Tabular model in compatibility version 1200 or later.

ARTICLE

Optimizing DAX expressions involving multiple measures

Measures summed

Writing measures referencing other measures is in general a good idea that simplifies the DAX code, but you might face specific bottlenecks. This article describes which performance issues might arise when different measures aggregate the same column using different filter arguments, and how to improve efficiency of your DAX code.

ARTICLE

Many-to-many relationships in Power BI and Excel 2016

The new DAX available in Excel 2016 and the data model in Power BI and Analysis Services 2016 offer tools to manage many-to-many relationships in a more efficient way than previous version, as described in this article.

ARTICLE

Create Static Tables in DAX Using the DATATABLE Function

DATATABLE_PastePowerPivot

You can create static tables in DAX using the DATATABLE function. This article describes the syntax of this new feature and shows when and how to use it.

ARTICLE

Transition Matrix Using Calculated Tables

Calculated Tables 01

In the 2015 September update, Power BI introduced calculated tables, which are computed using DAX expressions instead of being loaded from a data source. This article shows the usage of calculated tables to solve the pattern of transition matrix for customer categorization.

ARTICLE

Calculated Columns and Measures in DAX

ColumnsMeasures-02

One of the first concepts to learn in DAX is the difference between calculated columns and measures. This article shortly recap the differences and describes when to use each one.