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
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Student Reviews (599)
  • Pablo Del Real (Oct 14, 2018)

    Just FANTASTIC!!! It is a great review that gives you the flavor of all you may want to do with DAX.

  • Ryan Davis (Oct 9, 2018)

    Thanks guys!

  • Hari Krishna Gunturi (Oct 6, 2018)

    I Really enjoyed the course and learn the theory behind each DAX formula, thank you

  • manel omani (Oct 5, 2018)

    Perfect for beginners...The course has a global view of what you can do with DAX in Power BI / Power Pivot

  • David Poynton (Oct 2, 2018)

    Awesome! I need to understand the detail behind the calculations and you got that across very succinctly. Thank you

  • Naveen Prabhu (Oct 1, 2018)

    Loved it!

  • Virgo Farooqui (Sep 19, 2018)

    Excellent Video tutorial series, which enable a person like a master of BI, Thanks to you and your team.

  • Babalo Mpunga (Sep 15, 2018)

    A great appetizer - I have been working on Power BI & this introduction course has been an eyeopener.

  • Cristian Anghelache (Sep 14, 2018)

    Excellent presentation, what I liked the most were the explanations regarding the way the functions work, what is actually happening in the background, understanding how the functions actually work not just what they do, brought me a high level of awareness and new I can take better use of them. Thank you very much!!!

  • Ernesto Rodriguez (Sep 14, 2018)

    Excellent introduction to the DAX. Alfredo and Marco are masters of the language.

  • Muhammad Nauman (Sep 14, 2018)

    Awesome course, but you must provide a link of sample file of source data to practice so as to see whether we are doing as per tutorial

    • The module 2 Slides and Examples has instructions to download them.
      Reply by SQLBI (Sep 14, 2018)
  • Leonardo Miralles de Oliveira (Sep 13, 2018)

    Very good

  • Leonardo Miralles de Oliveira (Sep 13, 2018)

    Very good, useful information for who is just on begining

  • Sebastiaan Schmidt (Sep 13, 2018)

    Very Nice! Really well explained, a must for everyone who starts working with PowerBI

  • Wharley Ferreira (Sep 12, 2018)

    This course opened my mind of extraordinary form! Congratulations for wonderful course!!!