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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  • Mansi Patel (Mar 15, 2024)

    It was great learning from SQLBI about DAX language. The explanations were simple and great.

  • abdellatif reghai (Jan 31, 2024)

    Thank you

  • srikanth T (Jan 25, 2024)


  • Lars Lyager Olsen (Jan 24, 2024)

    At the end of the part "What is Time Intelligence" you show the below calculation. I would have liked a bit more explanation on how to interpret the two 'Date'[Date]. Otherwise a great course and I look forward to the next. CALCULATE ( SUM ( Sales[SalesAMount] ), FILTER ( ALL ( 'Date' ), 'Date'[Date] <= MAX ( 'Date'[Date] ) ) )

  • Suman Yadav (Nov 17, 2023)

    Awesome content

  • alishkumar manvar (Sep 4, 2023)

    You are charging high for Master and Optimizing DAX

  • Avneesh Dixit (Jul 30, 2023)

    I was wondering if you you could add 1 slide on simply teaching the nomenclature of writing DAX. We need to understand when to put different brackets, comma, etc. Rest is good enough.

    • Hi Avneesh, Thank you for your input. Unfortunately that's not on our to-do list at this time. Claire
      Reply by Claire Costa (Aug 7, 2023)
  • Dushyant (Jul 11, 2023)

    The course is very good..... it would be much better if the focus on more exercise problems.

  • Pablo Querol (Jul 2, 2023)

    Thank you very much for providing this course for free, it is a good intro course to DAX

  • Frederik Mandel Pedersen (Jun 15, 2023)

    Generally, a wonderful course! If I were to leverage some critisism, it would be that the presentation format can sometimes be a little unclear, as the person controling the monitor jumps in fairly often. I would certainly prefer if he would severely limit or even completely refrain from speaking, and let the guy actually presenting have the floor to himself. Another issue that stems from this is that, as he is also concerned with what he thinks should be said and what examples he wants to draw upon, he neglects listening to the presenter's instructions, which means that the presenter fairly often has to "correct" him. Again, still a wonderful course, but this is a spot that could be improved upon the next time, which would make it even better!

  • Farooq Ghulam (Jun 9, 2023)

    its is great to learn basic dax

  • Emma Haye (Jun 1, 2023)

    Stop standing in front of the slides, please! It makes it hard to follow along with what is being said and what is being looked at on the slide.

  • Arne van den Boom (Apr 17, 2023)

    Thank you for this course. I have to start now with applying the knowledge :-)

  • Zoran Simunic (Apr 17, 2023)


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