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Displaying Nth Element in DAX

This article describes how to create a measure displaying the name or value of an element that has a specific ranking, with different option for managing ties.  Read more

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Understanding DAX Auto-Exist

This article describes the behavior of auto-exist in DAX, explaining the side effects of combining slicers on columns of the same table in Power BI.  Read more

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DAX Guide – the reference I had been wanting

If you have read the book Alberto and I wrote, “The Definitive Guide to DAX” then by looking at the title you might think that this post is about the book. Not this time. I am talking about the new…  Read more

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DAX Studio and Power BI diagnostic port

DAX Studio connects to a Power BI Desktop model using a technique that was not officially supported until a few months ago. This changed when the “diagnostic port” was documented in this article of the official documentation:  Read more

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Dates differences between Excel and DAX

DAX supports dates starting in 1900 and while teaching DAX I always explain that DAX manages dates like Excel, which is the reason why these limitations exist. Actually, this is true – but answering to a comment today I realized…  Read more

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Side effects of the Sort By Column setting in DAX

The Sort By Column feature in Power BI causes side effects that are important to know when writing a DAX formula. This article explains these side effects and how to write correct DAX code to avoid getting incorrect results.  Read more