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DAX Cookbook

By : Greg Deckler
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DAX Cookbook

By: Greg Deckler

Overview of this book

DAX provides an extra edge by extracting key information from the data that is already present in your model. Filled with examples of practical, real-world calculations geared toward business metrics and key performance indicators, this cookbook features solutions that you can apply for your own business analysis needs. You'll learn to write various DAX expressions and functions to understand how DAX queries work. The book also covers sections on dates, time, and duration to help you deal with working days, time zones, and shifts. You'll then discover how to manipulate text and numbers to create dynamic titles and ranks, and deal with measure totals. Later, you'll explore common business metrics for finance, customers, employees, and projects. The book will also show you how to implement common industry metrics such as days of supply, mean time between failure, order cycle time and overall equipment effectiveness. In the concluding chapters, you'll learn to apply statistical formulas for covariance, kurtosis, and skewness. Finally, you'll explore advanced DAX patterns for interpolation, inverse aggregators, inverse slicers, and even forecasting with a deseasonalized correlation coefficient. By the end of this book, you'll have the skills you need to use DAX's functionality and flexibility in business intelligence and data analytics.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Using time intelligence

Time intelligence in DAX is somewhat of a misnomer. Time intelligence actually does not deal with time in the sense of hours, minutes, seconds, and so on. Instead, time intelligence would be better off being called date intelligence or calendar intelligence, because the time intelligence functions in DAX really deal with dates. Hence, if you are looking for calculations involving time in the sense of hours, minutes, and seconds, proceed to the next chapter. Otherwise, this recipe will demonstrate how to use the time intelligence functions in DAX to perform calculations related to things such as year-over-year, month-over-month, and quarter-to-date.

Getting ready

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