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
Student Rating
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Student Reviews (196)
  • Deepak Rajan (Jan 3, 2021)

    Found this course really helpful as it covers Dax Studio, Vertipaq and Analyze in Excel in a very clear manner.

  • Igor Poleshchuk (Jan 3, 2021)

    Thank you so much! A really useful course for every DAX developer!


    Very cool

  • Gajanand Tiwari (Jan 2, 2021)

    Great courses

  • Vicencio Merida (Jan 1, 2021)

    Excelente course...

  • MICHEL P LOUIS (Dec 31, 2020)

    It is a great short course! Thanks a lot. Are you guys planning to make the same type of course regarding to DAX tools in a longer and paid format? This will be even better. Thanks again

  • Alana Esty (Dec 30, 2020)

    Thank you for this information, greatly appreciated!

  • Francesca Bottazzoli (Dec 30, 2020)

    Fast but excellent training! Every time I opened Dax Studio I got lost and didn't understand well what to do.. but thanks to these videos, I now realized how to use it and its potential! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!

  • Ada Lei (Dec 30, 2020)

    Excellent short course. Good content and clear presentation.

  • Vyacheslav Ilnytskyy (Dec 29, 2020)

    As always great. I've learned a lot from this short and very effective course.

  • Leandro Rocha (Dec 29, 2020)

    In my opinion this course is very good, clarified many questions and help me to understand many things. Now, i will put into practice in my job everything I learned here. Thanks!

  • v slivinski (Dec 28, 2020)

    Awesome overview. Keep up the quality work!

  • john keegan (Dec 28, 2020)

    Once again, an outstanding presentation by Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo. A must see for all Power BI developers. You cannot get this content anywhere else. Thank you Alberto and Marco for your remarkable contributions to the World.

  • Rogerio da Silva Matos (Dec 28, 2020)

    Ferramentas fantásticas, e uma explicação extraordinária.

  • Yamin KERKOUB (Dec 28, 2020)

    Very nice course, short but efficient and relevant. Thanks a lot. I would suggest a course on PAGINATED REPORT because the SQLBI style and pedagoy is unique ! Warm regards ! Yamin