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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  • Abraham Karmel (Jul 12, 2022)


  • SeeAndDreamify (Jul 11, 2022)

    Very clear for the most part, well explained. A couple of things remain a bit unclear. One is what is meant by partially changing the filter with Calculate, I don't think that is made clear. The other is the very last code example, as per what is explained in the course I would expect ALL to ignore the filter from CALCULATE, so what is even the point of having the filter there? This leads me to think that the course's explanation of ALL is not quite correct. That or I misunderstood it, in which case it could be made clearer.

  • Md. Jahirul Islam (Jul 6, 2022)

    Very informative course indeed. I liked it very much.

  • Joanna Hibbert (Jul 4, 2022)

    Very useful. I will be going onto the Mastering DAX course next.

  • Veena Subramanian (Jul 4, 2022)

    Very well explained.

  • Aleksandar Anastasov (Jun 30, 2022)

    Excellent Course! Thank you

  • John Miller (Jun 27, 2022)

    Extremely helpful course! This really helped me understand how to deal with different evaluation contexts, which was really tripping me up. Thank you so much. I'll definitely move on to Mastering DAX next.

  • Daniel Ambler (Jun 24, 2022)

    Excellent introduction to DAX with clear and concise examples. I've had access to the Mastering DAX course for some time now but just haven't been in the position to run through it. I'm actually glad I took the time to run through this course first.

  • Tatsiana Strelskaya (Jun 23, 2022)

    Thank you for such an excellent and easy to understand explanation.

  • Luca Spreafico (Jun 23, 2022)

    Very useful to put concepts in the right place of mind. Thank you!

  • Katrina Durance (Jun 22, 2022)

    Such a great course! Really helped me understand DAX behind the scenes. The constant use of specific examples really brought the concepts to life.

  • Bart Verweijen (Jun 21, 2022)

    Excellent course, very much to the point and answered many of the questions I had after trying out DAX a few times. Loved the interaction between the presenter and the demo guy; it looked improvised but was super helpful to see what typical mistakes can happen.

  • Dinabandhu Sahoo (Jun 21, 2022)

    Thank you for your support.

  • Georgios Ntokos (Jun 19, 2022)

    Very good i order the dax

  • Deepak Makwana (Jun 15, 2022)

    it was awesome course