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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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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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