DAX Tools Video Course

The DAX Tools video course teaches how to use three popular tools to write and optimize DAX: DAX Studio, VertiPaq Analyzer, and Analyze in Excel for Power BI Desktop. All these tools are free and open-source.

DAX Studio allows you to write DAX queries and test your DAX measures in an environment where you can check the results and measure performance. You can also use DAX Studio to export data in different formats. VertiPaq Analyzer requires DAX Studio to export statistics and metadata about a data model that you can investigate in more detail using the dedicated tool. You can investigate in compression and get documentation about all the DAX expressions used in a model using VertiPaq Analyzer.

Analyze in Excel for Power BI Desktop makes it very handy to test your Power BI model using an Excel PivotTable without having to publish the model to the Power BI service. During the development of new DAX formulas, this tool shortens the waiting time and increases your productivity.

The course is made of 129 minutes of lectures. You can watch the videos at any time and the system will keep track of your progress. Within the course, you can download the files used in the demos.

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  • Introduction

    • Introduction
  • DAX Studio

    • DAX Studio
    • Introduction to DAX Studio
    • Connections
    • The metadata panel
    • The ribbon
    • Running a query
    • Output of a query
    • Query builder
    • Format DAX
    • Editing tools
    • Load Performance Analyzer data
    • Capturing queries executed on a server
    • Query plan and server timings
    • Run benchmark
    • View, import, export metrics
    • Export data
    • SQL Profiler and Analyze in Excel
    • Options
  • VertiPaq Analyzer

    • VertiPaq Analyzer
    • Introduction to VertiPaq Analyzer
    • Load VPAX files
    • The Tables page
    • The Columns page
    • The Partitions page
    • The User Hierarchies page
    • The Relationships page
    • The Compression page
    • The Columns Data Types page
    • The Encoding page
    • The DAX Expressions page
    • A real data demo
    • VertiPaq Analyzer vs. DAX Studio
  • Analyze in Excel for Power BI Desktop

    • Analyze in Excel for Power BI Desktop
    • Introduction to Analyze in Excel for Power BI Desktop
    • Trace MDX queries
    • Limitations
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Student Reviews (198)
  • Alina Loginova (May 31, 2024)

    Thanks a lot for these amazing courses!

  • Oded Dror (May 30, 2024)


  • Balaji Komma (May 15, 2024)

    It is already there in the youtube, so what is the purpose you provide it free in the form of course

    • Thank you Balaji for your time, although your comment does not have much to do with the course itself. We published the free courses on YouTube to reach a larger audience, but viewing the videos on our platform allows you to keep track of you progress, search in the transcript, use the highlighter, and apply bookmarks. We hope you do not find it confusing; we apologize if you do.
      Reply by Claire Costa (May 16, 2024)
  • Kumari Ankita (Apr 22, 2024)

    Great Learning

  • Mijalis Alexandros Méndiz Pazos (Apr 14, 2024)

    Great course to have a first glance at the most common usage of DAX Studio, Vertipaq Analyzer and Analyze in excel.

  • Erivaldo Lopes (Mar 30, 2024)

    Simple and Best Course!

  • Yonatan Acosta (Mar 1, 2024)

    Muy agradecido

  • Tracey Simmons (Feb 26, 2024)

    Enjoyed the course and learned a lot. Thank you

  • Tracey Simmons (Jan 29, 2024)

    I enjoyed the course. I liked the demos and the trainer articulates the material in a non complex way. Thank you.

  • Tooba Alvi (Jan 4, 2024)

    I am so glad to find this course. I have constantly faced performance issues in my current BI dashboard. After this course ,I would be able to resolve many problems.

  • Hemant Swarnkar (Dec 16, 2023)

    Excellent introductory course from experts.

  • Manohar Manepalli (Nov 23, 2023)

    It's a fantastic stuff and good teaching. Thanks SQL BI for the great experience.

  • Peterson Mutegi (Nov 7, 2023)

    Great Content!

  • Oleksandr Pysmenniy (Nov 3, 2023)

    Thanks a lot, ou are the best!

  • Susan Zhao (Oct 20, 2023)

    Thank you very much for a great course. Effective explanation, informative and very useful.