Topic: Excel

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Side effects of the Sort By Column setting in DAX

The Sort By Column feature in Power BI causes side effects that are important to know when writing a DAX formula. This article explains these side effects and how to write correct DAX code to avoid getting incorrect results.  Read more

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Prepare Data for Power View Forecasting in Power BI

The new forecasting capabilities in Power View for Office 365 has certain requirements for the column used in x-axis. This article provides a guide to make your data model compatible with the new forecasting feature.  Read more

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Rules for DAX Code Formatting

With the modern editors that have automatic code formatting features, each one has its own code formatting style. Usually there are a few “common rules” for code formatting depending on the language, but there was nothing for DAX  Read more

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Usage of dates argument in a row context

Several Time Intelligence functions in DAX use a <dates> argument, which has a special behavior because it can be expressed by using both a column reference syntax, a table expression or a Boolean expression.  Read more

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Automate PowerPivot Data Refresh in Excel

In many workshops and sessions about PowerPivot the most frequently asked question has always been: how can I automate the PowerPivot Data Refresh in Excel? I talked about that a few weeks ago.  Read more

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DateTool dimension: an alternative Time Intelligence implementation

Year-To-Date and Difference-Over-Previos-Year (or Year-Over-Year Growth) are among the most required features of any user. Some OLAP client (like ProClarity) offers features that try to solve this problem client-side, but I don’t like this approach given that you might have…  Read more