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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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International year_end_date for YTD functions in DAX

If you used the DATESYTD and TOTALYTD functions in DAX, you might have noticed that the optional parameter year_end_date is a string defining the last day of the year. The default is December 31, so this parameter is used only…  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

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Two weeks, two countries, two conferences, one family

In the last week, I have been speaking at two different events in a few days: SQLBits 2018 in London, UK and SQL Konferenz 2018 in Darmstadt, Germany. These two events created for SQL Server professional are now “polluted” by…  Read more