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 (1195)
  • Richard Bartleson (Feb 21, 2023)

    Very descriptive teaching and I love the combination of the two of you. Your interactions with each other are great. Thank you, Rick BI Reporting Specialist

  • Sarah Farr (Feb 20, 2023)

    Wonderfull, clear and visible explanation, I love the way of teaching by using practical examples. Thanks guys!

  • Paco Garrido (Feb 17, 2023)

    Nice course, very interesting, very well strucured and very well presented. Thank you.

  • Akashdeep Singh (Feb 13, 2023)


  • Akashdeep Singh (Feb 13, 2023)

    Good course

  • Hue Hoang Van (Feb 11, 2023)

    thank you so much for the pre-submission lesson in DAX - it helps to understand DAX in basic level and that must be the important for next lesson about DAX - much apricated and see you in next courses.

  • Abhishek Singh (Feb 11, 2023)

    Its Awesome and Knowledgeable , Thank You So Much.

  • Gabriella Adami (Feb 6, 2023)

    I really understand some DAX's features thanks for sharing

  • Swapnil Patil (Feb 4, 2023)

    It is such a nice course. Very well explained the concepts. Thank you.

  • Udo Kolender (Feb 1, 2023)

    This was really a great course. I learned a lot and already ordered two of your books ;-) Thank your very much!

  • Anna Mallek-Bojke (Jan 30, 2023)

    Thank you very beneficial and helpful for beginner - great that you share your knowledge!

  • Mary Gvra (Jan 28, 2023)

    Amazing! It's a really useful course and worth it! Thank you

  • Fabionor de Abreu Silva (Jan 24, 2023)

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  • Celal Colkesen (Jan 21, 2023)

    Great course thank you so much.

  • Wveimar López Marin (Jan 20, 2023)

    This is an excellent course. I watched again to recap some basic concepts