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Supercharge Power BI

February 2018

Supercharge Power BI

Power BI is Better When You Learn to Write DAX!

Hands-on book to learn and master the DAX language!

Bill Jelen, MrExcel

category: Power BI
covers: Office 365

Product Details
  • 192 Pages
  • Publisher: Holy Macro! Books
  • ISBN: 978-1-61547-054-9
  • PDF ISBN: 978-1-61547-237-6
  • ePub ISBN: 978-1-61547-360-1
  • Mobi (Kindle) ISBN: 978-1-61547-137-9

Released in 2018, this book will teach you the DAX language from the ground up, using Power BI as your canvas. Microsoft Power BI is a self-service business intelligence tool. Anyone can get started with Power BI by downloading Power BI Desktop, loading up some data, and building a report. But with this basic approach, you can only scratch the surface of POWER BI's capabilities. If you want to be able to supercharge Power BI, you need to learn to write DAX. Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) is the formula language of Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel.

This book prompts the reader to put your new skills to the test. Written to give you hands-on practice using Power BI Desktop and writing DAX.

  1. Introduction
  2. Concept: Introduction to Data Modelling
  3. Concept: Loading Data
  4. Concept: Measures
  6. Concept: Filter Propagation
  7. Concept: Lookup Tables and Data Tables
  8. DAX Topic: The Basic Iterators SUMX() and AVERAGEX()
  9. DAX Topic: Calculated Columns
  10. DAX Topic: CALCULATE()
  11. Concept: Evaluation Context and Context Transition
  12. DAX Topic: IF(), SWITCH(), and FIND()
  14. DAX Topic: ALL(), ALLEXCEPT(), and ALLSELECTED()
  15. DAX Topic: FILTER()
  16. DAX Topic: Time Intelligence
  18. Concept: Disconnected Tables
  19. Concept: Multiple Data Tables
  20. Concept: Using Analyze in Excel and Cube Formulas
  21. Transferring Your Skills to Excel
  22. Next Steps on Your DAX Journey
  23. Appendix A: Answers to Practice Exercises
  24. Table of Here's How Sections
  25. Index

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Data analysis expressions (DAX) is the formula language of PowerPivot and Power BI. Simply reading a book is normally not enough to help Excel users learn DAX skills – you need to complete exercises and get plenty of practice to make the transition.

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