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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  • Uddipta Deuri (Apr 18, 2024)

    Please change your helper guy, the one who edits the tables. Is he purposefully rude or something?

    • Hi Uddipta, Thank you for the 5*. What you may have experienced is Italian culture at its finest :) Claire
      Reply by Claire Costa (Apr 18, 2024)
  • Muhammad Mahmoud (Apr 18, 2024)

    This course is very wonderful and I have benefited a lot from it

  • Mijalis Alexandros Méndiz Pazos (Apr 14, 2024)

    Awesome introduction to the basic concepts of the DAX language.

  • Akshat Raj (Apr 11, 2024)

    This course is very helpful.

  • Gary Netherton (Apr 10, 2024)

    Great introduction to DAX. Very interesting and thorough review.

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  • Harshal Pawar (Apr 6, 2024)

    Good Course with clear explanation.

  • Domingo Juan (Apr 2, 2024)

    Thank you so much for this wonderful course, I have learned a lot and I appreciate your effort and dedication to teaching DAX. Thank you.

  • Judith Morsnowski (Apr 2, 2024)

    Really good, thanks!

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  • Simon Schäfer (Mar 25, 2024)

    Great, thank you very much for all the great and very understandable explanations and examples.

  • Enmanuel López (Mar 21, 2024)

    This course was amazing to carry on understaning all of the most important topics in DAX. Good Job. Keep it up!

  • David Gim (Mar 20, 2024)

    Very good to me. Thank you. Now I finished step 2. Next Go to step 3.

  • Alberto Mazzoleni (Mar 17, 2024)

    Very clear explanations

  • Fernanda Rivera (Mar 17, 2024)

    Wonderful course! very clearly explained.