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Blank row in DAX

There are two functions in DAX that return the list of values of a column: VALUES and DISTINCT. This article describes the difference between the two, explaining the details of the blank row added to tables for invalid relationships.  Read more

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Understanding Calculation Group Precedence

This article explains the precedence of calculation groups in DAX, needed whenever multiple calculation groups are present within the same model. Before starting, we suggest you read the previous articles in this series.  Read more

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Understanding the Application of Calculation Items

This article explains how calculation items are applied to measure references, and it is part of a series dedicated to calculation groups in DAX. Before starting, we suggest you read the previous articles in this series.  Read more

DAX Patterns

ABC Classification – Dynamic

The dynamic version of the ABC Classification pattern is an extension of the Dynamic Segmentation pattern It groups items such as Products or Customers into segments based on their cumulated sales and how much they contributed to the total sales…  www.sqlbi.com


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The Definitive Guide to DAX – 2nd Edition

The Definitive Guide to DAX (Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI) is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to Microsoft’s DAX language for business intelligence and analytics. While other books cover only the basics, this guide offers expert guidance on everything intermediate-to-advanced Excel users and BI professionals need to know, from the basics to innovative high-performance techniques. Read more