Topic: Power BI

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Choosing Numeric Data Types in DAX

A data model for DAX has three numeric data types: integer, floating point, and fixed decimal number. This article describes them and explains why the fixed decimal number should be used instead of the floating point in most scenarios.  Read more

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Data Import Best Practices in Power BI

When you create a data model in Power BI, you should consider how to properly use naming convention and what columns to include, in order to improve usability and performance. This article provides a quick list of best practices valid…  Read more

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Time Intelligence in Power BI Desktop

In Power BI Desktop (as of February 2016) you have to use DAX to apply calculations over dates (such as year-to-date, year-over-year, and others), but you do not have the Mark as Date Table feature. This article describes which scenarios…  Read more

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The Space Report Under the Hood

The infographic “Space Report” submitted to the Best Report Contest in Power BI is not only a collection of nice charts and graphics. There are several little gems implemented to overcome certain limitations, as you will read in this article.  Read more

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Nested grouping using GROUPBY vs SUMMARIZE

DAX introduced a GROUPBY function that should replace SUMMARIZE in some scenarios. This article describes how to use GROUPBY in nested grouping scenarios and other improvements.  Read more

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Apply AND Logic to Multiple Selection in DAX Slicer

When you apply a multiple selection to a slicer or to a filter, you obtain a logical OR condition between selected items. This article shows how to implement a logical AND condition in a measure instead of the standard OR…  Read more

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Transition Matrix Using Calculated Tables

In the 2015 September update, Power BI introduced calculated tables, which are computed using DAX expressions instead of being loaded from a data source. This article shows the usage of calculated tables to solve the pattern of transition matrix for…  Read more

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Calculated Columns and Measures in DAX

One of the first concepts to learn in DAX is the difference between calculated columns and measures. This article shortly recaps the differences and describes when to use each one.  Read more

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Costs of Relationships in DAX

The relationships in a data model queried by DAX are a fundamental part of the engine and simplify the query itself. This article examines the cost of relationships in a data model, providing hints to optimize them.  Read more