This article (+ video) explains the roles of the formula engine and of the storage engine used to execute DAX queries. Understanding these concepts is the first step to solve DAX performance issues.
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The like-for-like sales comparison is an adjusted metric that compares two time periods, restricting the comparison to products or stores with the same characteristics. For example, the like-for-like comparison only evaluates those stores that were open in all the periods considered, ignoring stores that opened or closed within the periods analyzed.
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