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.


  • Presentation of Introducing DAX

    • Presentation of Introducing DAX Video Course
  • Slides and examples

    • How to download and use the examples
  • Introduction to DAX

    • Introduction to DAX
    • What is DAX?
    • Calculated Columns
    • Measures
    • Aggregation Functions
    • Using Variables
  • Table Functions

    • Table Functions
    • Calculated Tables
    • Filtering a Table
    • Removing Filters
    • Mixing Filters
  • 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
  • Evaluation Contexts and Relationships

    • Evaluation Contexts and Relationships
    • Filters and Relationships
    • Row Context - Many Tables
    • Filter Context - Many Tables
    • Context Transition
  • Time Intelligence in DAX

    • Time Intelligence in DAX
    • Date Table
    • What is Time Intelligence?
  • Conclusion

    • Conclusion

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Student Reviews (723)
  • Tom Farrar (Jan 21, 2021)

    Great stuff...

  • Jairo Alves (Jan 21, 2021)

    Very good material indeed. I have been able to go from zero to novice from this course.

  • Michael Anderson (Jan 8, 2021)

    Great course structure, very well presented. As close as you can get to a real classroom experience through a recorded lecture.

  • XIAO TANG (Jan 7, 2021)

    An excellent course for beginners to learn DAX! Thank you!

  • Austin Graham (Jan 6, 2021)

    Throught out most of the lectures, especially Intro to Dax - Measures it really felt like the presenter and the one controlling the screen were not in sync and practiaclly fought with each other. It was quite distracting. In the measures lecture we are told not to include the table name when referring to measures and even in the example they show it doesn't. BUT in my version, presumably newer, it does. Does that mean best practice has changed? I could never get my visualization to look the same in the time intelligence lecture. If I used the matrix, which they did, I would add my two data points to the "rows" section and I would get 2 hierarchies. If I used a table, I didn't get all the summing and nice formatting. Something changed with how PowerBi treats the matrix and I simply couldn't replicate the examples. The last thing is probably the least important but the most annoying of all! As a programmer it was very frustrating to hear "If its not formatted, its not DAX code" or whatever. This is a blatant LIE!! You don't need newlines and you don't need to space out your parentheses in order for it to run. Most code can be written in one line if you want it to. Nobody says "If its not formatted then its not Java Code! Python is the first langauge that even cares about formatting and even it can be written on one line in most instances. Just say its best practice, not that its outright not DAX code.

  • abbi farah (Jan 6, 2021)

    good cpourse very details

  • Moghan Kumar (Jan 6, 2021)

    Awesome session on DAX.

  • max kay (Jan 5, 2021)

    Extraordinarily helpful. The examples are very carefully crafted to explain the theory without being overwhelming.

  • Gopinaath Ragavan (Jan 3, 2021)

    Very simple to understand and comprehensive introduction of the fundamentals of DAX

  • Ethel (Jan 2, 2021)

    Really clear and easy to understand explainations!

  • Simone Almadori (Dec 31, 2020)

    A great course introducing the DAX, well done and clear. The platform is also excellent. Congratulations to the speakers

  • Rigoberto Garcia (Dec 31, 2020)

    Great course...

  • Olav Zuijdam (Dec 30, 2020)

    Really liked the content, structure and speed of this course. Thank you very much!

  • Francesca Bottazzoli (Dec 30, 2020)

    Even if working with PowerBI since almost 2 years, I decided to spend some time on reviewing these basic concepts and find something I didn't know before. Very good introduction to dax!

  • Maurice Cornips (Dec 27, 2020)

    A good summary