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
    • DISTINCT
    • RELATEDTABLE
  • Evaluation Contexts

    • Evaluation Contexts
    • What is an Evaluation Context?
    • Example of a Filter Context
    • Row Context
    • There are Always Two Contexts
  • CALCULATE

    • CALCULATE
    • 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 (900)
  • Nebo Rad (Oct 24, 2021)

    There are no enough stars on the bottom to describe the performance of this course. Guys you are amazing, I watched lot of courses, videos regarding with DAX, I created a lot of reports and DAX formula... but I have never watched such a good explanations of the DAX language. For the first time I can say that I understand evaluation context, which is the key for understanding advanced DAX. Roberto you are as good as Ferrari :) Thank you

  • Richard Torres (Oct 22, 2021)

    Great course... keep it up with good job.

  • Ian Stuart (Oct 22, 2021)

    Superb, I learned some new things :-)

  • Jose Padilla (Oct 22, 2021)

    Extraordinario Curso, Debí haberlo tomado hace dos años cuando iniciaba. Muchas gracias.

  • Andrew David Cutler (Oct 21, 2021)

    Excellent introduction course. Covers the basics well and is understandable.

  • Wahab Ahmad (Oct 19, 2021)

    Superb and best for a beginner

  • William Sam (Oct 19, 2021)

    Really enjoyed this introduction course. Actually furtheriInspired me to enroll your other courses and follow your suggested learning path. The course sections and structure felt logical and relevant. Tried many different online courses on various topics and experienced this to be of high level, specifically in terms of your teaching skills but also the user friendlyness of your platform. Thanks!

  • Jonas Gunnarsson Sahlberg (Oct 19, 2021)

    Really good and helpful

  • Roy Wilson (Oct 18, 2021)

    Very nice course, very well presented.

  • Nadeem Rajab Ali (Oct 18, 2021)

    Amazing course. This course has cleared so many confusion and has provided a foundation how filter context works using different functions.

  • Trevor Ryhorchuk (Oct 17, 2021)

    Thank you for the introduction to DAX. Although I feel like I still don’t quite understand the various “context” perspectives, with a little hands on application of the information you’ve provided, I expect it will ‘click’ soon enough!

  • Mihir Modi (Oct 15, 2021)

    The course is really good. I understand the basic fundamental of power Bi and as well as some data visualization with Dax language and variable, functions and many more things I learned from this. Thank you.

  • Mario Benuzzi (Oct 8, 2021)

    Watching Alberto presenting, the demos from Marco and following along with the pbix file provided in the download section of the course made it very easy to understand and to memorize. And some of the mysteries of DAX are for me already a thing of the past! Thanks SQLBI team for sharing this great content.

  • Benedikt Bernet (Oct 7, 2021)

    Just GREAT! Congrats on building such a short course packed with so much information in a way which makes you want to apply immediately.

  • Francisco Javier Fuerte Grund (Oct 6, 2021)

    Gracias por compartir tanto conocimiento, sin duda es genial!!