Topic: DAX

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Default calculation item in calculation groups

Power BI offers several options to create filters and slicers in a report. However, it is not possible to define a default filter at the model level so that every new report on a dataset automatically applies that filter. The…  Read more

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Announcing DAX Patterns second edition

Great news! Just one year after releasing the second edition of The Definitive Guide to DAX, we just published a new website, a new book, and a new collection of videos: the second edition of DAX Patterns! DAX Patterns is…  Read more

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Creating Calculation Groups in Power BI Desktop

Something really big is happening! The July 2020 version of Power BI Desktop allows you to create calculation groups in Power BI Desktop, thanks to the new “external tools” feature that enables the integration with Tabular Editor. We had been…  Read more

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7 reasons DAX is not easy

DAX is simple, but it is not easy. I cannot remember how many times I read this sentence on social media, attributed to me. For good reason: I have repeated this sentence at almost every classroom course I delivered over…  Read more

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A small change in DAX Formatter and in DAX formatting rules

DAX Formatter was created in 2013 to help users format their code based on the Rules for DAX Code Formatting published in October 2012. Because the main goal is to make the code immediately readable and recognizable, DAX Formatter purposely…  Read more

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What has happened in the DAX world in 2019

Another year has gone by and it has now been 10 years since DAX was first introduced in late 2009. As usual, it is time to review the past year and to take a look at the year ahead.  Read more

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Hate and love for the DAX language

A few weeks ago I woke up on a Saturday morning with a question notified on my Quora feed: Why do all the BI consultants hate DAX? I was challenged to answering the question because I personally love DAX but…  Read more