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This course takes an in-depth approach to the DAX language, teaching designers how to build models that extend the capabilities of source data for more in-depth, customized business intelligence solutions. Topics covered include proper understanding of DAX evaluation, controlling evaluation context, understanding relational functions, error handling within the data model, working with complex time intelligence calculations.

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Overview:

This course takes an in-depth approach to the DAX language, teaching designers how to extend the capabilities of data models for more in-depth, customized business intelligence solutions. Topics covered include proper understanding of DAX evaluation, controlling evaluation context, understanding relational functions, error handling within the data model, working with time-intelligence calculations.

Prerequisite(s):

Data Model Design using Power BI Desktop – Level 2

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Outline:

Lesson 1: Basic DAX Functionality

  • Review of Calculated Columns
  • Review of Measures
  • Rules of Evaluation
  • Evaluation Context
  • Quick Measures

Lesson 2: Controlling Content & Values

  • Controlling Values
  • Error Handling

Lesson 3: Content Control Functions

  • Iterative Functions
  • The FILTER Function
  • The ALL Function
  • The CALCULATE Function
  • Additional All Functions

Lesson 4: Contexts In Relationships

  • Working With Many Tables
  • Row Context & Relationships
  • Elevated Calculated Columns
  • Filter Context & Relationships
  • Cross Filtering Issues

Lesson 5: Time Intelligence Functions

  • Calculating Operating Periods
  • To-Date Functions
  • Controlling Totals
  • Advanced Date Functions
  • Prior Year Functions

Additional information

Length

2 days

Guaranteed to run

Yes