Business Intelligence Architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson introduces the DAX DATEADD() function, discussing its syntax, uses and operation. He then provides hands-on exposure to DATEADD(), focusing largely upon a popular use in creating prior-period values at multiple Date hierarchy levels.
2021-07-05 (first published: 2021-06-04)
SSAS Maestro, SQL Server MVP and Business Intelligence Architect Bill Pearson introduces the MDX Head() function, which allows us to return, in order, a specified number of elements within a set.
2019-02-20 (first published: 2015-09-09)
Return, in order, a specified number of elements from the end of a set. SSAS Maestro, SQL Server MVP and Business Intelligence Architect Bill Pearson introduces the MDX Tail() function.
2018-12-26 (first published: 2015-09-30)
Bill explains what is meant by a 'Member' and 'Member function' in MDX. A member is an item in a dimension that include the 'measures' which are the values of the attributes that belong to a dimension. 'Measures' are themselves members of a dimension called the “measures” dimension. MDX has a set of functions, known as member functions, each of which allow us to perform operations upon any member of a dimension
2018-01-17 (first published: 2011-09-02)
Bill Pearson continues his examination of the versatile Order() function, focusing upon its use in providing dataset sorts that reach beyond dimensional hierarchies
2018-01-03 (first published: 2011-08-26)