Topic: DAX

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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

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Summing values for the total

This article shows how to compute a measure that sums the values produced row by row in the visual into the visual total, instead of recomputing the total value in the filter context of the total.  Read more

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Semi-Additive Measures in DAX

Values such as inventory and account balance, usually calculated from a snapshot table, require the use of semi-additive measures. This article describes how to implement these calculations in DAX according to your specific requirements.  Read more

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Using DAX with DateTime values

I was recently reading an interesting question by a user. Given a date/time value and a number of hours, add the number of hours to the date, but considering some constraints related to working hours: The working hours are 09:00-17:00…  Read more

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Different types of many-to-many relationships in Power BI

The introduction of the weak relationships in Power BI composite models enables new data modeling techniques. However, not all of the many-to-many relationships can be managed by using weak relationship. The “classical” many-to-many relationships in data warehouse is a design…  Watch now

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Understanding relationships in Power BI

Relationships are the foundation of any Power BI or Analysis Services Tabular data model with multiple entities. At first sight, this is a trivial concept, especially if one has a knowledge of relational data modeling. However, the ability to create…  Watch now

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Calculation Groups in DAX – first impressions

Microsoft announced at SqlBits a very important feature for DAX: Calculation Groups. These are my first impression about the new feature and the impact it will have on Analysis Services and Power BI.  Read more