Course Length: 2 Days
Welcome to Introduction to DAX for Power BI. This two-day instructor-led course is intended for business users who have been using Power BI and want to use DAX to create custom calculations in their data models. In this class, you will be introduced to using Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), which is the expression language that is used to create custom calculations in the Power BI Data model. The course covers some of the theoretical underpinnings of the data model and the DAX language, but the emphasis is on using DAX to solve common business problems. You will learn how to write your own calculated columns, measures, and tables, how to visualize the way Power Biocomputers DAX calculations, and how to troubleshoot custom code.
Software Used During the Class
The software required to do the labs for this class consists entirely of components that would typically be available to any analyst using Power BI Desktop. Windows 10: The class was designed to run on a modern Windows operating system. Power BI Desktop: Power BI Desktop is the primary tool you will use for this class. This courseware was developed and tested with version 2-96 of Power BI Desktop. Microsoft Office: Excel is used in a few places in the class. The version that was used for development was Excel for Microsoft 365, version 16.0.13801. DAX Studio: This class also includes a brief introduction to DAX Studio. The version used for development and testing was version 2.16.2
This course is intended for business users who have been using Power BI to build analytic solutions and are ready to take advantage of the power and flexibility that DAX provides. Learning DAX is a very commonÂ®ï¿½ï¿½next ste> for experienced Power BI users.
At course completion, you should be able to describe DAX syntax, data types, and errors use DAX to create calculated columns, measures, and tables explain how DAX calculations are evaluated, along with the differences between row context and filter context configure and use Time Intelligence to perform common time-based calculations, for example to-date calculations, year-over-year analysis, moving averages, etc. create calculated columns and measures that use data from multiple tables in the data model write measures that handle error conditions gracefully use DAX to enhance the Power BI user experience use DAX Studio to connect to a Power BI data model and execute simple queries.
1 - MODULE 1: GETTING STARTED WITH DAX
2 - MODULE 2: PERFORMING BASIC CALCULATIONS
3 - MODULE 3: WORKING WITH CONTEXT IN THE DATA MODEL
4 - MODULE 4: PERFORMING MORE ADVANCED CALCULATIONS
5 - MODULE 5: WORKING WITH TIME
6 - MODULE 6: ENHANCING THE USER EXPERIENCE
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