We write articles and white papers on Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies on a regular basis. The list below showcases all our content sorted chronologically - you can filter through the content by post type, topic, and author.
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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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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

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Power BI is a model-based tool

This article describes the differences between report-based tools and model-based tools. Because Power BI is a model-based tool and not a report-based tool, it is useful to have a quick reference guide explaining these differences.  Read more

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Creating table functions in DAX using DETAILROWS

This article describes how to use the detail rows expression of a measure to obtain the equivalent of creating table functions in DAX. This allows the reusing of a table expression in multiple CALCULATE filters.  Read more

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From SQL to DAX: Joining Tables

In SQL there are different types of JOIN, available for different purposes. This article shows the equivalent syntaxes supported in DAX and it was updated in May 2018.  Read more