Topic: Tabular

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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

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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

DAX 101 –

Using USERELATIONSHIP in DAX

This article shows how to use the USERELATIONSHIP function in DAX to change the active relationship in a CALCULATE function.  Read more

Calculation Groups –

Avoiding Pitfalls in Calculation Groups Precedence

This article describes in which conditions the precedence of calculation groups might return unexpected results when filtering calculation items in both the visuals and the measures present in a report.  Read more