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DAX Introduction

2 Day Course
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Course Information

Overview

DAX is the native language of Power BI, Power Pivot for Excel, and SSAS Tabular models in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. The training is aimed at users of Power BI, Power Pivot, and at Analysis Services developers that want to learn and master the DAX language.

The goal of the course is to teach all the features of the DAX language, providing the knowledge to write formulas for common and advanced business scenarios.

Prerequisites

You should be a competent Microsoft Excel user. You don’t need any experience of using DAX but we recommend that you attend our 2-day Microsoft Power BI Introduction course prior to taking this course.

Course Outline

1. Introduction to DAX
  • What is DAX?
  • Naming Requirements
2. DAX Syntax
  • Data Types
  • DAX Code Formatting
  • Rules & Guidelines
3. Basic DAX Functions
  • Basic Aggregators
  • Basic Iterators
  • COUNTROWS Function
  • DISTINCTCOUNT Function
4. Logical Functions
  • IF Function
  • SWITCH Function
  • AND Function
  • OR Function
  • IFERROR Function
5. Filter Functions
  • Introduction Evaluation, Row & Filter contexts
  • FILTER Function
  • CALCULATETABLE Function
  • CALCULATE Function
6. Date & Time Functions
  • CALENDAR Function
  • CALENDARAUTO() Function
  • DATE Function
  • DATEVALUE Function
  • YEAR Function
  • MONTH Function
  • WEEKDAY Function
  • WEEKNUM Function
  • FORMAT Function
  • EDATE Function
  • NOW Function
  • TODAY() Function
  • DATEDIFF Function
7. Information Functions
  • Information Functions Overview
  • HASONEVALUE Function
  • ISFILTERED Function
  • ISINSCOPE Function
  • USERNAME Function
  • USERPRINCIPALNAME Function
8. Relationship Functions
  • RELATED Function
  • RELATEDTABLE Function
  • USERELATIONSHIP Function
9. Time-Intelligence Functions
  • SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR Function
  • DATEADD Function
  • LASTDATE Function
  • DATESMTD/DATESQTD/DATESYTD Functions
  • TOTALMTD, TOTALQTD, TOTALYTD Functions
  • Other Time Intelligence Semi-Additive Measures
10. Other Useful Functions
  • DIVIDE Function
  • RANKX Function
  • ALL Function
  • ALLSELECTED Function
  • VALUES Function
  • SUMMARIZE Function
  • DATATABLE Function
11. Understand the Use of Parameter Tables
  • What-If Parameter
  • What if Parameter in Use
12. Creating Measures Using Variables
13. The DAX Studio Application Demonstration
  • What is DAX Studio
  • Format DAX Calculations in DAX Studio
  • Evaluate a Calculation in DAX Studio

Private Courses

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Have us build a custom private course tailored to your needs.

Cost Effective

If you are looking to training a group of people private courses can be very cost effective.

Post Course Support

Unlimited post course email support on the course topics.

What Our Clients Think

Course was well adjusted to consider the business perspective - considering commonly needed calculations, time based data analysis etc.

Suvi Salminen - Crane CPE

The trainer demonstrated a deep and knowledgeable understanding of the software and was able to simplify its complexities.

Nathan Lewis - Lincolnshire County Council

The trainer was an excellent tutor. He did check all of the group was able to keep up and if there were any problems or questions of the attendants, he was always willing to help.

Marianne Seager - Wincanton

Very good course. I've been using the software constantly in the last three months and still learnt a lot.

George Martin - NHS North of England

This has been by far one of the most useful and well planned/executed training courses I have ever attended. For this to have been achieved remotely just adds to how impressive it was managed.

Trevor Stratton - Lincolnshire County Council

Very clear instruction, pace was kept moving, great snippets of advice given.

Robert Montgomery - Liberty Aluminium Technologies

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