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# Applying color banding by document number in Power BI

This article describes how to use conditional formatting with a DAX expression to color the rows of a table in Power BI based on the order number instead of using the alternate rows color formatting option.  Read more

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# Avoiding Pitfalls in Calculation Groups Precedence

This article describes in which conditions the precedence of calculation groups might return unexpected results when filtering calculation items in both the visuals and the measures present in a report.  Read more

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# Working below a DAX formula’s granularity

This article explains how to control the result provided by a formula in a DAX measure when the meas-ure is being used in a report with granularity below the granularity supported by the formula.  Read more

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# Obtaining accurate totals in DAX

This article describes how to compute visual totals accurately, in case a measure does not provide the right result at the total level but works correctly in other rows of the report.  Read more

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# The COALESCE function in DAX

COALESCE is a DAX function introduced in March 2020. This article describes the purpose of COALESCE and how to simplify DAX expressions by removing verbose conditions, and yet obtain the same result.  Read more

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# Computing the future value of an investment based on compound growth in DAX

This article describes how to write efficient DAX expressions that compute the compound interest of incremental investments made throughout the holding period, using the PRODUCTX function.  Read more

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# Understanding eager vs. strict evaluation in DAX

This article describes the differences between eager evaluation and strict evaluation in DAX, empowering you to choose the best evaluation type for your data models.  Read more

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# Sorting months in fiscal calendars

This article shows a basic technique used to sort months according to a fiscal calendar, by using a couple of calculated columns and the “sort by column” feature of Power BI.  Read more

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# Optimizing conditions involving blank values in DAX

This article describes how blank values considered in a DAX conditional expression can affect its query plan and how to apply possible optimizations to improve performance in these cases.  Read more

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# The importance of star schemas in Power BI

Creating a star schema in Power BI is the best practice to improve performance and more importantly, to ensure accurate results! This article shows why a star schema can fix some of the issues in your report.  Read more