Beginning DAX with Power BI


The aim of this book is to help you learn how you can use the DAX language to improve your data modelling capability using tools such as Microsoft Power BI, Excel Power Pivot, and SSAS Tabular. This book will be particularly useful if you already have a good knowledge of T-SQL, although this is not essential.
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W hat Is DAX?
Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) is both a query and functional language. It made its first appearance back in 2009 as part of an add-in to Microsoft Excel 2010 The primary objective of DAX is to help organize, analyze, understand, and enhance data for analytics and reporting.
DAX is not a full-blown programing language and does not provide some of the flow-c ontrol or state-persistence mechanisms you might expect from other programming languages. It has been designed to enhance data modeling, reporting, and analytics. DAX is constantly evolving with new functions being added on a regular basis.

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