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.

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  • 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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  • Bhavdip Gediya (Sep 30, 2022)

    Excellent, understanding of DAX, I was very confuse first to understand some of the DAX function but after watching this course now I m clear with lot of concepts. Thank you for your Hardwork and sharing this knowledge.

  • Barry Schoehuijs (Sep 30, 2022)

    Great introduction course. With this course the Definitive guide to DAX book is much easier to start

  • Klas Sunesson (Sep 28, 2022)

    A great introduction, giving a wide sketch of what DAX can do and wetting the appetite for learning more.

  • Phoenie Chen (Sep 27, 2022)

    Love this course, especially the part about the evaluation context and filter context!

  • kranthi kumar (Sep 26, 2022)

    good course

  • Michael Bean (Sep 22, 2022)

    Your content is truly amazing and goes to a wonderfully deep level, your free courses have me sold on continuing with the paid courses. My only complaint is the talking over one another is a little sloppy and made a few sections hard to follow. For me the person on screen should be the only person talking. But overall amazing still!

  • Marshall Petersen (Sep 21, 2022)

    Wow, highly recommended. Will definitely do the advanced courses

  • Gennaro Cimmino (Sep 20, 2022)

    It was a very interesting course, explained very well. Congratulations on how you designed it.

  • K Arjun (Sep 19, 2022)

    Excellent introduction to DAX. Thanks for making this course free

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  • Naresh Dhiman (Sep 12, 2022)

    Simply an outstanding tutorial. You both guys are amazing as you explain every concept in every detail. Also, your conversation on a particular topic makes this tutorial more interesting and knowledgeable. I was quite afraid of DAX before this, therefore, I appreciate your efforts to make this tutorial and make life easy for learners like me.

  • Thomaz Carneiro Gomes (Sep 9, 2022)

    I loved it.

  • Anas Zaeem (Sep 5, 2022)

    Thank you a lot for the knowledge that you taught us which show us the powerful DAX language and what the capability that we have in power Bi. All greetings , Anas.

  • Roshnai Datta (Sep 4, 2022)

    Wonderful course! I loved how Sir explained each topic in such an easy and simple way. He is the best!