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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  • Cody Kartarik (Dec 20, 2021)

    A tremendously helpful course and a wonderful introduction into the world of DAX! Thank you both for creating such a helpful and accessible resource!

  • Rajkamal Choudhary (Dec 20, 2021)

    Extremally helpful to understand DAX, you are "Father of DAX"

  • NIKHIL M (Dec 17, 2021)

    awesome course...

  • Paul Johnson (Dec 16, 2021)

    I feel better prepared to deal with Dax, the explanation of contexts really helped me to understand some of the issues that I have encountered.

  • Ervy Yabut (Dec 15, 2021)

    Great course for learning DAX!

  • Umesh Langade (Dec 12, 2021)

    Amazed by the platform and way of covering concrpts and practical demnstration. Thanks to SQLBi and Alberto :)

  • Tais Tocaceli (Dec 9, 2021)

    Oh Great course , i feel that i was missing something in the past , and this course are the party i missing. The basic with a great execution ! Thanks for sharing this content with us !

  • adnan aqib (Dec 7, 2021)

    The lectures have been taught brilliantly well and in an easy to understand manner. The two way communications between the instructors is amazing and help me understood the lesson very well. Thank you very much for your efforts and making this course as FREE. Regards

  • Bilikisu Aderinto (Dec 3, 2021)

    This was so interestingly simple to understand. Thank you so much Alberto and Marco

  • Chelsea Hermus (Nov 26, 2021)

    The instructors are excellent! They explained and illustrated the concepts very clearly. I learned a lot. I really like this learning platform, too.

  • Chad Killington (Nov 26, 2021)

    A good introductory course, much better than courses found on LinkedIn Learning etc.

  • Milind Vaidya (Nov 26, 2021)

    All Good to learn.

  • Hanaya (Nov 23, 2021)

    Great! Really great production quality and loved learning about the different topics.

  • Moussa Bouguerra (Nov 22, 2021)

    Very cool. Thank you so much to both of you

  • fadwa mousa (Nov 22, 2021)

    This is a masterpiece course!! Excellent Dax Course