Topic: Power Pivot

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Power Pivot Utilities 1.09

Bertrand d’Arbonneau added a new feature in the last version (v 1.09) of Power Pivot Utilities, which allows the visualization of Dependents and Precedents measures in the measure list created by the List Measures tool. How to use the new…  Read more

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What has happened in the DAX world in 2017

We are approaching the end of 2017, so it is a good time to review what happened in the DAX world this year, what we’ve been up to at SQLBI and what is going to happen in 2018. New DAX…  Read more

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Why data modeling is important in #powerbi

I have a long experience in working on reporting systems based on semantic models. Now we call them “self-service BI”, but the principles are the same we had in DSS (decision support system), OLAP (on-line analytical processing), and many other…  Read more

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Unexpected side effects of table filters in #dax

One of the side effects that you might not expect from a table filter in a CALCULATE statement is the removal of an existing filter. In reality, this is a condition that happens when you write an explicit CALCULATE in a row context, because the table  Read more

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BLANK and Boolean functions like IF in #dax

A recent change in the DAX language transformed the behavior of IF statement, so that it should not return BLANK but only TRUE/FALSE if the results should be logical expressions. In that case, the BLANK is transformed in a FALSE condition. For example,  Read more

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Leverage INTERSECT to apply relationships in DAX

If you are used to virtual relationships in DAX (see Handling Different Granularities in DAX ), you probably use the following pattern relatively often: [Filtered Measure ] := CALCULATE (     <target_measure>,     FILTER  Read more