Topic: DAX

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Budget and Other Data at Different Granularities in PowerPivot

PowerPivot and BISM Tabular handle relationships between tables by using a single column that requires to be a unique column in the lookup table. In this article you will see how to handle relationships between tables that have different granularities,…  Read more

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Analyze #DAX query plan with Profiler

Jeffrey Wang started the 2012 (or finished the 2011, depending on your time zone) by publishing the first article dedicated to DAX Query plan . While I look forward to reading next articles, it is interesting the explanation of what is the relationship  Read more

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String Comparison in #DAX

In DAX you don’t have the LIKE operator and you have to use SEARCH instead. However, performance are not very good and it is better to use LEFT and RIGHT if you just need to compare the initial (or ending) match of a string. I just wrote an article about  Read more

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Query Projection in #DAX

I wrote a short article about query projection in DAX. To make the story short, you should always use SUMMARIZE in order to remove columns from a table in a query. Thus, if you just want three columns from a table, instead of writing this in SQL: SELECT  Read more

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From SQL to DAX: String Comparison

In DAX string comparison requires you more attention than in SQL, for several reasons: DAX doesn’t offer the same set of features you have in SQL, a few text comparison functions in DAX are only case-sensitive and others only case-insensitive,…  Read more

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#SQLBits video (of my session) finally available

The video of the session Vertipaq vs OLAP: Change Your Data Modeling Approach that I delivered at SQLBits 9 is finally available! You can find here the video of sessions I and Alberto Ferrari delivered at the last two SQLBits. Last week we also submitted  Read more