Topic: Power BI

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Understanding numeric data type conversions in DAX

This article describes how DAX automatically converts data types in arithmetic operations. These small details can cause and explain differences in results when using the same operations in other languages.  Read more

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Displaying Nth Element in DAX

This article describes how to create a measure displaying the name or value of an element that has a specific ranking, with different option for managing ties.  Read more

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Understanding DAX Auto-Exist

This article describes the behavior of auto-exist in DAX, explaining the side effects of combining slicers on columns of the same table in Power BI.  Read more

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DAX Studio and Power BI diagnostic port

DAX Studio connects to a Power BI Desktop model using a technique that was not officially supported until a few months ago. This changed when the “diagnostic port” was documented in this article of the official documentation:  Read more

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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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On comparing Power BI with other tools

In the last few years, the Business Intelligence (BI) world has been moving towards self-service BI. As expected, several vendors created tools empowering regular users to gain insights from their data. Among the many, there is Power BI. Nowadays, users…  Read more