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 (556)
  • bhawna gupta (Apr 29, 2020)

    Really love the way DAX is explained. Content and explanation is really helpful. Thank you for this course. :)

  • Ridallah el Azhari (Apr 28, 2020)

    Awesome course. Thank you

  • Lorenzo Reitano (Apr 26, 2020)

    Grazie molte, appena posso comprero' il corso Master. Insegnate bene, non come i molti video online dove non si spiega la logica di base, solo come fare certe cose. Lorenzo reitano

  • Deborah Compton (Apr 26, 2020)

    Great explainations!

  • Carlos Alberto Hernández Zambrano (Apr 25, 2020)

    Super bueno!!!! Excelente!!! Lo vería varias veces, buena metodología, explicación clara, ejemplos precisos, fluidez de explicación, buena dinámica con preguntas en linea, añadido a ello, realizan comparaciones con lo aprendido anteriormente (anteriores clases que ya explicaron). Super recomendado para iniciarse con DAX. Un fuerte abrazo desde Lima - Perú.

  • Federico Sará (Apr 23, 2020)

    En mi caso particular ,acabo de introducirme a la herramienta PowerBI y no conocía nada acerca de DAX. El curso me pareció muy bueno y útil, aún así conociendo muy poco previamente. Muy acostumbrado al lenguaje de Excel, pude visualizar que DAX permite crear funciones en forma mucho más simple. Lo único que considero que se podría mejorar es respecto al lenguaje: - Ofrecer un marco teórico (PDF) en español. - Subtítulos: al hacer referencia a columnas, medidas, tablas, las mismas se subtitulan en inglés ("Margin", "Order", "Sale"...) y para un mejor entendimiento sería oportuno que se subtitule el significado ("Margen","Orden", "Venta"...), en lugar de estos términos.

    • Hi Federico, thanks for the feedback! Unfortunately, it is not economically sustainable to translate the content of the video courses. We tried in the past, but the cost is too high to guarantee good technical quality. For this reason, we now use automated translation services, which cannot provide the level of services you would like to get. Sorry about that!
      Reply by SQLBI (Apr 24, 2020)
  • Eliana Marchi Schneider (Apr 23, 2020)

    Excellent! I´m starting in this world, and your Introducing DAX was very simply and friendly for me. Thanks you!

  • Smriti Tiwari (Apr 21, 2020)

    Excellent and Engaging! Lays a good foundation for DAX :)

  • Andres Cuñarro (Apr 19, 2020)

    Great course! Thank you I have read the Definitive Guide to DAX and find this courses to be much easier to follow.

  • Gemma Gimenez (Apr 18, 2020)

    Great!! 100% didactic and at the same time 100% practical. Easy and clear. The best formula: Keep it simple to Make it powerful.

  • Javier Fidalgo (Apr 18, 2020)

    Great course,thanks you Alberto Regards


    Excellent curse

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  • Micha Muggli (Apr 15, 2020)

    great course!

  • Tejas (Apr 15, 2020)