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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Student Reviews (1305)
  • Praful Gajbhiye (Aug 15, 2023)

    Thank you very much for creating this course, for every new beginner it was personally recommended to go through this course.

  • P SIDDARDHA (Aug 14, 2023)

    Nice presentation

  • Niro Perera (Aug 12, 2023)

    Brilliant, it really helped to understand Dax/Power BI

  • Mark Cimini (Aug 10, 2023)

    Nice course. An issue: seems to be that as PowerBI updates, buttons and functions 'move' on the GUI. Perhaps add a slide to tell people to look for the used buttons on the current interface.

  • Daria Katunina (Aug 8, 2023)

    Thanks for this opportunity to learn and practice some DAX

  • Aleksei Pavlov (Aug 7, 2023)

    Great course! It would be great to have a little bit more theory about calculate, because some of the statements left unclear

  • Brigit Sánchez (Aug 4, 2023)

    Excellent course. Both teachers are wonderful. Thank you so much.

  • Sara De Rossi (Aug 2, 2023)

    Very well done! teachers and contents really great also the format!

  • Dmytro Mogetych (Aug 1, 2023)

    Thanks for very good explanation!

  • Cyle McGregor (Jul 31, 2023)

    Very helpful introduction to using DAX.

  • Roger Kanobel (Jul 31, 2023)

    Thanks, really helpful!

  • Sean Cody (Jul 31, 2023)

    Brillant! If only I had seen this a year ago. Highly recommended.

  • 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)
  • Ahmed Elsehly (Jul 25, 2023)

    Great Tool

  • MADHU BABU PONNADA (Jul 23, 2023)

    Course contains all the basic concepts related to DAX. Thanks to the team for all their efforts.