Power BI for Excel 2016 - Level 4 - DAX Functions

Level: Advanced

This course is built for Power BI for Excel Designers that will be responsible for taking basic PowerPivot data models turning them into powerful business intelligence solutions. 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. Specific 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, creating advanced DAX dashboards and report elements using Slicers.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Basic DAX Functionality
  • Controlling Content & Values
  • Context Control Functions
  • Contexts In Relationships
  • Time Intelligence Calculations
  • Appendix: Advanced Concepts
  • Appendix: DAX Dashboard Techniques

Recommended Experience:

  • Power BI for Excel 2016 - Level 3 - Data Model Designers

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Course Outline

  • Lesson 1 : Basic DAX Functionality

    • Review Of Calculated Columns
    • PivotTable Functions
    • Review Of Measures
    • Rules Of DAX Measures
    • Evaluation Context
    • Formatting DAX Code

    Lesson 2 : Controlling Content & Values

    • Controlling Values
    • Switch Function
    • Error Handling

    Lesson 3 : Context Control Functions

    • Iterative Functions
    • Filter Function
    • All Function
    • Earlier Function
    • Calculate Function

    Lesson 4 : Contexts In Relationships

    • Working With Many Tables
    • Row Context & Relationships
    • Filter Context & Relationships
    • Values Function

    Lesson 5 : Time Intelligence Calculations

    • Working With Date Tables
    • Calculating Operating Periods
    • Working With Missing Periods
    • DAX Date Functions
    • Advanced Date Functions
    • Prior Year Functions
    • Moving Averages

    Lesson 6 : Appendix: Advanced Concepts

    • Circular Dependencies
    • Controlling Totals
    • Advanced Hierarchy Concept
    • Additional uses of the ALL function

    Lesson 7 : Appendix: DAX Dashboard Techniques

    • Parameter Tables
    • Banding
    • Ranking
    • Advanced Slicer Techniques

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