I recently published a set of rules for DAX code formatting. The following is an example of what I obtain:
ALL ( Customers ),
COUNTROWS ( Sales ),
ALL ( Calendar[Date] )
) > 42 + 8 – 25 * ( 3 – 1 )
+ 2 – 1 + 2 – 1
+ CALCULATE (
2 + 2 – 2
+ 2 – 2
– CALCULATE ( 4 )
The goal is to improve code readability and I look forward to implement a code formatting feature in DAX Studio. The DAX Editor already supports the rules described in the article.
I am also considering whether to add a rule specific for ADDCOLUMNS / SUMMARIZE because I would like to see the “pairs” of arguments to define a column in the same row or with a special indentation rule (DAX expression for a column is indented in the line following the column name).
“Num of Rows”, FORMAT (COUNTROWS (Audience), “#,#”),
“Weighted Mean Age”,
SUMX (Audience, Audience[Weight] * Audience[Age]) / SUM (Audience[Weight])
Audience[Weight] > 0
Targets[Target] = “Maschi”,
‘Date'[Year] = 2010,
‘Date'[MonthName] = “January”
I would like to get feedback for that – you can use comments here or comments in original article. Thanks!
Evaluates an expression in a context modified by filters.
CALCULATE ( <Expression> [, <Filter> [, <Filter> [, … ] ] ] )
Returns the sum of an expression evaluated for each row in a table.
SUMX ( <Table>, <Expression> )
Returns a table that has been filtered.
FILTER ( <Table>, <FilterExpression> )
Returns all the rows in a table, or all the values in a column, ignoring any filters that might have been applied.
ALL ( [<TableNameOrColumnName>] [, <ColumnName> [, <ColumnName> [, … ] ] ] )
Counts the number of rows in a table.
COUNTROWS ( <Table> )
Returns a table with new columns specified by the DAX expressions.
ADDCOLUMNS ( <Table>, <Name>, <Expression> [, <Name>, <Expression> [, … ] ] )
Creates a summary of the input table grouped by the specified columns.
SUMMARIZE ( <Table> [, <GroupBy_ColumnName> [, [<Name>] [, [<Expression>] [, <GroupBy_ColumnName> [, [<Name>] [, [<Expression>] [, … ] ] ] ] ] ] ] )
Evaluates a table expression in a context modified by filters.
CALCULATETABLE ( <Table> [, <Filter> [, <Filter> [, … ] ] ] )
Converts a value to text in the specified number format.
FORMAT ( <Value>, <Format> )
Adds all the numbers in a column.
SUM ( <ColumnName> )