Introducing DAX Video Course

This is an introductory video course about the DAX language. DAX is the native language of Power BI, Power Pivot for Excel, and SSAS Tabular models in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. The training is aimed at users of Power BI, Power Pivot for Excel, and at Analysis Services developers that want to move the first steps with DAX.

The goal is to teach the DAX language using Power BI for all the examples. You can download the initial Power BI Desktop file used in the demos and repeat all the steps shown in the videos. The same concepts can be used also on Power Pivot and on Analysis Services Tabular. The course is made of 150 minutes of lectures. You can watch the videos at anytime and the system will keep track of your advances. Within the course you can download the slides and the initial Power BI file used in the demos.

Prerequisite: You should have a minimal experience of importing data in Power BI to create your own data models. You do not need any previous experience of DAX to attend this course.


  This video course has been recorded in English and includes subtitles in English.

Course Curriculum
  1. Presentation of Introducing DAX
    •   Presentation of Introducing DAX Video Course
  2. Slides and examples
    •   How to download and use the examples
  3. Introduction to DAX
    •   Introduction to DAX
    •   What is DAX?
    •   Calculated Columns
    •   Measures
    •   Aggregation Functions
    •   Using Variables
  4. Table Functions
    •   Table Functions
    •   Calculated Tables
    •   Filtering a Table
    •   Removing Filters
    •   Mixing Filters
    •   DISTINCT
  5. Evaluation Contexts
    •   Evaluation Contexts
    •   What is an Evaluation Context?
    •   Example of a Filter Context
    •   Row Context
    •   There are Always Two Contexts
    •   What is CALCULATE?
    •   Filters are Tables
  7. Evaluation Contexts and Relationships
    •   Evaluation Contexts and Relationships
    •   Filters and Relationships
    •   Row Context - Many Tables
    •   Filter Context - Many Tables
    •   Context Transition
  8. Time Intelligence in DAX
    •   Time Intelligence in DAX
    •   Date Table
    •   What is Time Intelligence?
  9. Conclusion
    •   Conclusion

Course access

  This video course is hosted by SQLBI on Vimeo platform, and it will be accessible on desktop and mobile browsers for three years (36 months) after the purchase date.
After registering to the course, you will receive an email containing the credentials to access the training. Please note that these credentials are intended as personal and you should not share them with other people.

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