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
Student Rating
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2-star Reviews (6 of 1404)
  • Lexen Sterenberg (Apr 28, 2023)

    They didn't cut any of the mistakes or points where the two people disagreed, so you just have to watch it all play out.

  • John Greene (Apr 6, 2023)

    Would have been much better without the constant interruptions from the person operating the computer. He should have let the instructor instruct! Very frustrating for a student new to Power BI and DAX!

  • Liam Jones (May 13, 2022)

    Very exhausting watching both the presenter arguing constantly, please stick to one person presenting!

    • Thank you Liam. Introducing DAX is an older course, and feedback like this has encouraged us to present differently in our more recent video courses. Claire
      Reply by Claire Costa (May 16, 2022)
  • nick tan (Jan 7, 2020)

    Please limit only 1 coach/presenter in the course, as the another guy behind the keyboard is just keeps on interrupting the presenter and also making the whole course like a chaos. It's hard for the viewer to grasp the flow and understand the basic.

  • Mikkel Nissen (Sep 20, 2017)

    To fast pace, specially the "not visible" guy running the demo in PowerBI - some extent annoying to hear the two discuss typos etc. Otherwise fine for a free course.

  • Yoshi Deguchi (Jun 6, 2017)

    Why you guys are arguing? Hard to follow the course.

    • 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!
      Reply by SQLBI (Jun 7, 2017)