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Optimizing DAX expressions involving multiple measures

Writing measures referencing other measures is in general a good idea that simplifies the DAX code, but you might face specific bottlenecks. This article describes which performance issues might arise when different measures aggregate the same column using different filter…  Read more

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Many-to-many relationships in Power BI and Excel 2016

The new DAX available in Excel 2016 and the data model in Power BI and Analysis Services 2016 offer tools to manage many-to-many relationships in a more efficient way than previous version, as described in this article.  Read more

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New formula to compute new customers in #dax

Two years ago I and Alberto Ferrari spent time discussing techniques to calculate new and returning customers, and we wrote the result of our study in the New and Returning Customer article in DAX Patterns web site and book . During one of the Mastering  Read more

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Computing New Customers in DAX

In this article, Alberto Ferrari describes a new efficient way to compute returning customers in DAX thanks to an idea suggested by a student attending an Optimizing DAX workshop.  Read more

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RELATED in a Query

In DAX, columns have lineage. Knowing when lineage is maintained in a DAX expression and when it is not, is an important skill to write effective code. As a general rule, column references maintain lineage whereas expressions lose it. This…  Read more

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Choosing Numeric Data Types in DAX

A data model for DAX has three numeric data types: integer, floating point, and fixed decimal number. This article describes them and explains why the fixed decimal number should be used instead of the floating point in most scenarios.  Read more

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Leverage Analyze in Excel for your Power Pivot model

Microsoft recently released the Analyze in Excel feature, which allows you to connect an Excel pivot table to a data model published on Power BI. I think/hope that Microsoft will enhance this feature to extend its current limits. For example, it does  Read more