Bill Pearson


Stairway to DAX and Power BI - Level 17: Time Intelligence Functions: The DAX DATEADD() Function

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: )

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Stairway to DAX and Power BI - Level 16: The DAX ALLEXCEPT() Function

Business Intelligence Architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson introduces the DAX ALLEXCEPT() function, discussing its syntax, uses and operation. He then provides hands-on exposure to ALLEXCEPT(), focusing largely upon its most popular use in removing filters from all columns in a table - except the filters we specify.

2020-10-14

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Stairway to DAX and Power BI

Stairway to DAX and Power BI - Level 15: The DAX ALLSELECTED() Function

Business Intelligence Architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson introduces the DAX ALLSELECTED() function, discussing its syntax, uses and operation. He then provides hands-on exposure to ALLSELECTED(), focusing largely upon its most popular use in supporting “visual totals” in Power BI.

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2020-09-02

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Stairway to DAX and Power BI

Stairway to DAX and Power BI - Level 14: DAX CALCULATE() Function: The Basics

Business Intelligence Architect, Analysis Services Maestro, eight-year Microsoft Data Platform MVP and author Bill Pearson introduces the DAX CALCULATE() function, discussing its syntax, basic uses and operation. He then provides hands-on exposure to CALCULATE(), focusing largely upon its most basic uses in evaluating an expression in a context that is modified by specified filters.

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2020-08-12

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Stairway to DAX and Power BI

Stairway to DAX and Power BI - Level 13: Simple Context Manipulation: Introducing the DAX All() Function

Business Intelligence Architect, Analysis Services Maestro, eight-year Microsoft Data Platform MVP and author Bill Pearson introduces the DAX All() function, discussing its syntax, basic uses and operation. He then provides hands-on exposure to All(), focusing largely upon its most basic uses in manipulating filter context.

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2018-01-31

3,684 reads

Stairway to MDX

Stairway to MDX - Level 5: Members, and an Introduction to the MDX Members Functions

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: )

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Stairway to DAX and Power BI

Stairway to DAX and Power BI - Level 12: Function / Iterator Function Pairs: The DAX CountA() and CountAX() Functions

Business Intelligence Architect, Analysis Services Maestro, eight-year Microsoft Data Platform MVP and author Bill Pearson introduces the DAX CountA() and CountAX() functions, discussing the syntax, uses and operation of each. He then provides hands-on exposure to CountA() and CountAX(), in counting non-empty cells in a column, and in counting nonblank results when evaluating the result of an expression over a table, respectively.

5 (1)

2017-11-29

3,565 reads

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