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Announcing DAX Patterns second edition

Great news! Just one year after releasing the second edition of The Definitive Guide to DAX, we just published a new website, a new book, and a new collection of videos: the second edition of DAX Patterns! DAX Patterns is…  Read more

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7 reasons DAX is not easy

DAX is simple, but it is not easy. I cannot remember how many times I read this sentence on social media, attributed to me. For good reason: I have repeated this sentence at almost every classroom course I delivered over…  Read more

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Standard DAX separators in Power BI Desktop

Starting from the May 2020 version of Power BI Desktop, regardless of the Windows locale settings DAX always uses standard separators by default. This change does not affect most Power BI users around the world; but if you use the…  Read more

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A small change in DAX Formatter and in DAX formatting rules

DAX Formatter was created in 2013 to help users format their code based on the Rules for DAX Code Formatting published in October 2012. Because the main goal is to make the code immediately readable and recognizable, DAX Formatter purposely…  Read more

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What has happened in the DAX world in 2019

Another year has gone by and it has now been 10 years since DAX was first introduced in late 2009. As usual, it is time to review the past year and to take a look at the year ahead.  Read more

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Hate and love for the DAX language

A few weeks ago I woke up on a Saturday morning with a question notified on my Quora feed: Why do all the BI consultants hate DAX? I was challenged to answering the question because I personally love DAX but…  Read more

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Using DAX with DateTime values

I was recently reading an interesting question by a user. Given a date/time value and a number of hours, add the number of hours to the date, but considering some constraints related to working hours: The working hours are 09:00-17:00…  Read more

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Calculation Groups in DAX – first impressions

Microsoft announced at SqlBits a very important feature for DAX: Calculation Groups. These are my first impression about the new feature and the impact it will have on Analysis Services and Power BI.  Read more