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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  • Ana Gabriela Girón Martínez (Mar 2, 2023)

    El curso muy útil, en mi caso que no domino 100% el idioma ingles, me tarde un poco más pues aunque tenga subtitules distrae un poco al momento de la presentación de las demos. Todo muy claro.

  • Nikita Pundir (Jan 20, 2023)

    Nice explanation with practical implementation got lot for learning.

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  • Emmanuel Nwashili (Nov 27, 2022)

    The best indepth teaching on DAX I ahve come upon online. Thank you so much.

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  • Pranav Lunge (Oct 11, 2022)

    Nice course for beginner. I learned various types of function used in DAX and the basic difference between various function and actual use of filter , All, Calculate (),etc. Thank you for this free course which helps me in building the understanding of DAX.

  • todd wilkins (Oct 10, 2022)

    Great content.

  • kranthi kumar (Sep 26, 2022)

    good course

  • 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.

  • U M SHAHIL (Aug 31, 2022)

    good course

  • James Woods (Aug 22, 2022)

    love the squabbling between the two of them

  • Marlais Wade (Jul 11, 2022)

    Very good content. Only issue was sometimes the on-screen presenter and the person running the application talk over each-other.

  • Robert Renard (Jul 4, 2022)

    Very good overview.

  • Mohit (Jun 30, 2022)