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.
- Presentation of Introducing DAX
- Presentation of Introducing DAX Video Course
- How to download and use the examples
- Introduction to DAX
- What is DAX?
- Calculated Columns
- Aggregation Functions
- Using Variables
- Table Functions
- Calculated Tables
- Filtering a Table
- Removing Filters
- Mixing Filters
- 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
- Filters and Relationships
- Row Context - Many Tables
- Filter Context - Many Tables
- Context Transition
- Time Intelligence in DAX
- Date Table
- What is Time Intelligence?
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.
User Reviews (54)
by Daniil Maslyuk on Jul 21, 2017
by alaa el yassir on Jul 20, 2017
It's extremely helpful for beginners!
by Patrick Guo on Jul 20, 2017
by Marcelo Silva on Jul 19, 2017
It is excellent course! Thanks a lot!
by Oleksandr Petelvyi on Jul 18, 2017
This is fantastic, thank you very much.
by Kevin Hankins on Jul 17, 2017
Great course! The explanations were all well presented and understandable - well done!
by Neale Blackwood on Jul 17, 2017
Amazing course provided for free. I already did the Mastering DAX Workshop and it was refreshing seeing a summary of the most important topics in DAX. Thanks Marco and Alberto for leading the way into BI Excellence!
by Paulo Rocha on Jul 15, 2017
Great! I think for beginners it is still a lot to understand. Only with a lot of practice you can master it.
by Robert Jansen on Jul 13, 2017
This was a great intro to give you an understanding if the Mastering DAX course is for you.
by David Linnemann on Jul 12, 2017
by Angela Dimmick on Jul 12, 2017
Excellent introduction course. Can’t wait to start the full one!
by Émerson Corrêa on Jul 12, 2017
Fantastic job guys, thanks a lot!
by Gene Konov on Jul 10, 2017
An excellent introduction to DAX course that is useful not only for beginners but also for some at the intermediate level. Helped to bridge gaps in the understanding DAX.
by Beng Hwa Chan on Jul 9, 2017
What a clear and good to understand introduction to DAX. Thank you!
by Juergen Fassbender on Jul 6, 2017
by Juergen Fassbender on Jul 6, 2017
by rodrigo bedoya zuluaga on Jul 2, 2017
by Denis FROEHLICHER on Jul 1, 2017
by Marta Ramos on Jun 30, 2017
Excellent Course for DAX beginners. Look forward to additional courses!
by Hongyuan Lin on Jun 29, 2017
by Raheel Rana on Jun 29, 2017
Awesome introduction. Gives you a good round exposure for different functions to entice you to go play with your models.
by James Tallman on Jun 29, 2017
It's the best DAX course I've ever made. Pretty much detailed and very mind opening. Thank you all and congrats!!! Keep up the good work!
by LOGAN MERAZZI on Jun 28, 2017
by Paras Metaliya on Jun 27, 2017
I am only half way through and absolutely love the video. I very much appreciate the back and fourth dialog, which keeps my interest...not to mention for the entertainment value. Great team work! Tim:)
by Tim Stacy on Jun 25, 2017
by Yusuf Hamzah on Jun 25, 2017
by Yuriy Brikalov on Jun 24, 2017
Thank you. It was amazing!!!
by Eugene Polonichko on Jun 23, 2017
This is the best course I`ve ever wathed!
by Burovtsev Vyacheslav on Jun 23, 2017
by Jacky Fu on Jun 23, 2017
Really helpful introduction. This sort of input is really needed in order to avoid frustration and poor understanding. Thank you.
by Michael Woodman on Jun 23, 2017
by Raheel Rana on Jun 23, 2017
Great use of screen with instructor. Much more like watching a real class than just watching a screen. Especially with the Italian hand gestures!
by Donald Parish on Jun 22, 2017
by Renato Lira on Jun 20, 2017
An excellent way to jump start into DAX as well as being valuable to to those like me who have been doing it a while but are always trying to fill in the gap, returning to the basics when you know more etc.. Definitely one that will be watched more than once though as DAX is not an easy language to get your head around at first. I enjoyed the banter too. My only suggestion is; which might be a bit cheeky because its free, is to have a short assessment in the end, to identify what learnings you need to focus on.
by Vanessa van Gelder on Jun 20, 2017
Hi Vanessa, thanks for the feedback! It is not easy to add video content - the studio recording requires a certain amount of planning and preparation. Do you think that a written guide could be useful?
by SQLBI on Jun 20, 2017
by Dan D on Jun 18, 2017
It's a wonderful learning journey to DAX. I watched the lecture of context transition repeatedly to gain a better understanding. It's worthy to spend the time on it.
by Julian Chen on Jun 18, 2017
by Hong Nguyen on Jun 17, 2017
Excelent , very detailed and specially useful for excel pros that have little experience with database concepts (normalization,modeling, querying, etc.,)
by Oscar Zapata on Jun 16, 2017
Really good one; especially the practical usage cases
by Sobieslaw Kulej on Jun 15, 2017
Great introduction to DAX. Even with a few DAX books on my shelf, this video course clearly outlined the essential concepts necessary to start coding with many of the basic functions. By the end of the course, I could author formulas needed to generate key BI calculations in a tabular model--including functions like CALCULATE, FILTER and Time Intelligence. This course was well worth the investment. Highly recommended for beginners and those needing a firm DAX foundation.
by Mario Anzaldua on Jun 13, 2017
by Jop Moekotte on Jun 13, 2017
Great help in starting to use this easy to understand language.
by Angela Dimmick on Jun 12, 2017
by Daniel Rodrigues on Jun 12, 2017
Thanks so much.It was so useful!
by orxanbabashov on Jun 12, 2017
Like the 2 Masters of DAX always say, you have to learn first the theory. This tutorial in combination with the DAX Guide is a very good start. Slowly some code make finaly sense. Truly a very good way to approach into the BI world.
by Arkadius Bombka on Jun 10, 2017
Outstanding presentation. A lot of complex concepts explained very simply. Very useful! Thanks a lot! Viorel
by Viorel Ca on Jun 10, 2017
Great course! Thank you!
by Elena Shuvalova on Jun 9, 2017
by Edmund Jones on Jun 8, 2017
by Fabian Odu on Jun 7, 2017
Was a great course. Thank you.
by Andras Ujszaszy on Jun 7, 2017
Why you guys are arguing? Hard to follow the course.
by Yoshi Deguchi on Jun 6, 2017
Yoshi, can you explain what you mean with your question? Is it something related to specific part of the training, or is it a general comment? If you can provide some more detail, it could help us understanding the issue and improving the course. Thanks!
by SQLBI on Jun 7, 2017