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.


  • 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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  • Robert French (May 3, 2021)

    Excellent whistle stop tour of the features of these tools. Thank you for this resource I've learned a great deal :-)

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  • PABLO GUZMAN (Apr 14, 2021)

    Excellent traning, veru details with full of valuable information ! grazie mille Alberto !

  • Ruben Ochoa (Apr 11, 2021)

    Thanks. Great explanation as always.

  • Juan Carlos Navarrete López (Apr 10, 2021)

    Excellent, than very much, I loved

  • Max Salas (Apr 10, 2021)

    Thank you. Excellent course! The links, the demo files, all worked flawlessly.

  • Alexander Medvedev (Mar 31, 2021)

    A very good course. Thank you.

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  • Ezequiel Matos (Mar 20, 2021)

    I just want to say a simple word: Excellent!!!

  • Neeraj Pokhrel (Mar 19, 2021)

    great insights to these essential tools. though i have been following all your newsletter i wanted to know more on these tools and was able to understand more in details. thankyou

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  • Mario Pelosin (Mar 12, 2021)

    very helpfull Course

  • Mark Beaven (Mar 4, 2021)

    These are the best DAX training videos out there. I really appreciate all the free content, which only makes me more interested in the paid content. Keep up the great work guys!

  • Samuel Manseau (Feb 24, 2021)

    Amazing ! It's like sitting on a rocket, I learned a lot of things, explained so clearly that I will be able to use them from now on ! Thanks and Congratulations for this tremendous job !