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Power BI Introduction to DAX

What is DAX?

DAX is the formula or expression language used in Power BI. Looking much like Excel formulas, DAX can be used to create tables, add columns to existing tables and to define “measures”. Meaures are calculations used in reporting of data and metrics. To take modelling in Power BI up a notch, you will need to understand DAX.

We will begin by revisiting the basic concepts of Excel formulas and then focus on where DAX is used in Power BI. We will introduce Quick Measures, the easiest way to perform calculations without writing any code. Then we will demonstrate some basic DAX functions before wrapping up with some suggested next steps based on your learning needs.

Course Details
Price
$99
Duration
60 minutes
Instructor Led
yes
CPD Hours
1 hour
Access
12 month
Skill Level
Intermediate
Course Prerequisites

There are basic skills and software requirements for this workshop. To get the most out of this webinar, make sure you have the software ready to go.

Skill Requirements:

  • Able to use common Excel forumulas (such as IF, SUM, VLOOKUP)
  • Able to create Power BI reports, dashboards and visuals
  • Familiarity with Power BI Desktop and basic data models
  • Understand Get Data and how to create relationships between tables

Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft Excel and Power BI Desktop

Learning Outcomes

  • What and Where is DAX
  • What is the DAX language
  • Where is DAX used

 

  • Formulas in Excel
  • Structure of Excel Formulas
  • How Excel formulas translate to DAX

 

  • Power BI Data Modelling
  • Getting started with Data Modelling
  • Tables and Relationships

 

  • Aggregations in Power BI visuals
  • Using DAX to Aggregate

 

  • Quick Measures in Power BI
  • What are Quick Meaures
  • Creating a Quick Measure

 

  • Basic DAX functions in Power BI
  • What is a DAX Function
  • Creating a basic DAX function

 

  • Creating tables, measures and columns
  • Create a Table
  • Create a calculated column
  • Create a measure

 

  • Learning stages of DAX and useful resources
  • What to expect on the DAX journey
  • Where to from here
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