Topic: Tabular

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Understanding Circular Dependencies in DAX

This article explains how to avoid circular dependency errors that can occur in DAX when two or more entities (calculated columns or calculated tables) reference one another in such a way that the engine cannot compute their value.  Read more

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Import vs. DirectQuery in Power BI

Should you use Import or DirectQuery data connectivity mode for your Power BI models? Let’s make the right choice by comparing the performance and scalability of the two options!  Watch now

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KPIs in Tabular models for Power BI and Excel

A Tabular model can define a measure as a Key Performance Indicator (KPI), thus providing a visual indicator for status and trend. This article describes in detail the KPI settings needed to get the best result using Power BI and…  Read more

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Default calculation item in calculation groups

Power BI offers several options to create filters and slicers in a report. However, it is not possible to define a default filter at the model level so that every new report on a dataset automatically applies that filter. The…  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

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