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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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

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Using OR conditions between slicers in DAX

This article describes how to implement in DAX a logical OR condition between the selection of two slicers of a Power BI report or of a PivotTable in Excel. By default, when relying on more than one slicer they are…  Read more

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Expanded tables in DAX

Expanded tables are the core of DAX; understanding how they work is of paramount importance. This article provides a theoretical foundation of what expanded tables are, along with fundamental concepts useful when reading DAX code.  Read more

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Capturing Power BI queries using DAX Studio

This article describes how to use DAX Studio to capture DAX queries generated by Power BI. Analyzing DAX queries can be helpful to better understand performance issues, and to improve the writing of DAX queries.  Read more