Topic: Power BI

        210 posts
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The hard truth in numbers

We all have biases. Personally, I kick myself whenever I identify that I have applied my biases when doing an evaluation of any kind. Unfortunately, this happens often because I work with numbers every day. Do you think we at…  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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Introducing Analyze in Excel for Power BI Desktop

Less than a month ago, Microsoft introduced the External Tools feature in the Power BI Desktop July 2020 release. By using DAX Studio, you were already able to create a PivotTable in Excel connected to the model hosted by Power…  Read more

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Understanding LOOKUPVALUE

The LOOKUPVALUE function retrieves values from a table in a simple way, but it involves a hidden level of complexity. This article provides full coverage of the LOOKUPVALUE internals, alongside several performance considerations.  Read more

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Arbitrary combination of measures and calculation items

The consumption experience following the introduction of calculation groups needs to be improved in Power BI. For example, the immediate advantage of having a time intelligence calculation group is that it is no longer necessary to create multiple variations of…  Read more

DAX 101 –

Mark as Date table

Tabular models (including Power BI) require marking the Date table as a date table to get appropriate results with time intelligence calculations. This article explains why this setting is required.  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