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.


  • 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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Student Reviews (594)
  • Qadir Bux Munir (Jun 22, 2020)

    Good start in DAX

  • Gulherme P Cuani (Jun 21, 2020)

    Great course, very clear content! Would be even better if you guys didn't fight to talk over the other.

  • Paul Brown (Jun 19, 2020)

    Great introduction to the DAX language.

  • Lucas Dias (Jun 14, 2020)

    Incredible course! Thank you for creating this material!

  • Sahil Hoogan (Jun 14, 2020)

    Course is well outlined and very well explained. Thanks Alberto.

  • Sam Crowson (Jun 13, 2020)

    Great introduction course to the DAX language. I've been writing DAX for the past 12 months within Power BI and Power Pivot, still managed to pick up some great tips. Look forward to working through the 'Mastering DAX' course

  • Erick Tapia Estrada (Jun 13, 2020)

    Great lecture about introduction to DAX. Thank you very much

  • Arimatea Silva (Jun 12, 2020)

    I really like the content of this course. The theory explained in the course help me a lot to understand some issues I have faced in my code.

  • Tlamelo Tiro (Jun 11, 2020)

    This is good for introduction

  • Stevan Bertozzo (Jun 11, 2020)

    This is amazing! Thank you!!! I will see you on the advanced course!

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  • Justine Rodriguez (Jun 10, 2020)

    There are a couple of parts where both instructors talk over each other which require a little more attention to understand what is being said. Overall excellent

  • Arman Nomani (Jun 10, 2020)

    It is a very very good primary course for DAX. Thank you

  • Victor Daniel Ramos (Jun 9, 2020)

    is a series of excellent DAX lessons. Thank you

  • George Ngoh (Jun 8, 2020)

    I wish they would 1) speak slower 2) stop talking over each other and at the same time 3) do a screenshot of the formula we need to type out so that we dont need to pause and start the video so many times. Sometimes the formula is blocked by the arrow or the instructor's head.