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Author Seamark, Philip, author.

Title Beginning DAX with Power BI : the SQL pro's guide to better business intelligence / Philip Seamark.

Publication Info. [United States] : Apress, 2018.
New York, NY : Distributed to the Book trade worldwide by Springer


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Note Includes index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 6, 2018).
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to DAX -- Chapter 2: Variables -- Chapter 3: Context -- Chapter 4: Summarizing and Aggregating -- Chapter 5: Joins -- Chapter 6: Filtering -- Chapter 7: Dates -- Chapter 8: Debugging and Optimizing -- Chapter 9: Practical DAX.
Summary Attention all SQL Pros, DAX is not just for writing Excel-based formulas! Get hands-on learning and expert advice on how to use the vast capabilities of the DAX language to solve common data modeling challenges. Beginning DAX with Power BI teaches key concepts such as mapping techniques from SQL to DAX, filtering, grouping, joining, pivoting, and using temporary tables, all aimed at the SQL professional. Join author Philip Seamark as he guides you on a journey through typical business data transformation scenarios and challenges, and teaches you, step-by-step, how to resolve challenges using DAX. Tips, tricks, and shortcuts are included and explained, along with examples of the SQL equivalent, in order to accelerate learning. Examples in the book range from beginner to advanced, with plenty of detailed explanation when walking through each scenario. What You'll Learn: Turbocharge your Power BI model by adding advanced DAX programming techniques Know when to use calculated measures versus calculated columns Generate new tables on the fly from existing data Optimize, monitor, and tune Power BI to improve performance of your models Discover new ideas, tricks, and time-saving techniques for better models This book is for business intelligence developers, business analysts, or any SQL user who wants to use Power BI as a reporting tool. A solid understanding of SQL is recommended, as examples throughout the book include the DAX equivalents to SQL problem/solution scenarios. Philip Seamark, a Senior BI architect with Trade Me and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP with more than 25 years of commercial experience delivering business applications across multiple technologies. He is an experienced database and BI professional with a deep understanding of the Microsoft stack and extensive knowledge of data warehouse (DW) methodologies and enterprise data modeling. Philip writes for the Power BI community site, and is a speaker at many industry events, Microsoft Ignite, Data Insights, Power BI User Groups, SQL Saturdays, and more.
Subject Query languages (Computer science)
Business -- Data processing.
COMPUTERS -- Database Management -- Data Warehousing.
Business -- Data processing. (OCoLC)fst00842293
Query languages (Computer science) (OCoLC)fst01085675
Business mathematics & systems.
Microsoft programming.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Seamark, Philip. Beginning DAX with Power BI. [United States] : Apress, 2018 1484234766 9781484234761 (OCoLC)1017577673
ISBN 9781484234778 (electronic bk.)
1484234774 (electronic bk.)
9781484234761 (print)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-1-4842-3477-8 doi
AU@ 000062228697
UKMGB 019127077

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