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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)

Evaluating employee engagement

Employee engagement or satisfaction at work is an important human resource metric for organizations to measure and analyze on a regular basis. In short, happier employees are more productive employees that are most likely not considering quitting their jobs. Employee engagement has been shown to correlate with employee productivity as well as employee turnover rates.

Despite its importance, there is actually no single method of evaluating and calculating employee engagement or satisfaction. For example, there is the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) and the Gallup Workplace Audit (GWA) as well as perhaps less rigorously defined methods such as Employee Satisfaction (ESAT) and the Employee Engagement Index (EEI). However, all of these methods have similarities. With all of these methods, employees are asked to respond to a survey of questions and...