DAX for SQL Developers

Learn how to transfer your knowledge of SQL to DAX and vice versa

An outline of this training course

The DAX for SQL Developers course is the mirror image of our SQL for Power BI users. That course was intended to make learning SQL easier for those already with a knowledge of DAX. This course leverages users’ knowledge of SQL to provide additional insight into how DAX works for the purpose of improving your DAX coding skills.

DAX and SQL have a lot of things in common. First of all, both work with a database. SQL works with Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), whereas DAX typically operates on an internal database that is hosted by Analysis Services, but can also work with data hosted on a relational database in the case of DirectQuery.

When you use the import mode in Power BI or SSAS, the internal queries that are executed are called as xmSQL, which is just a pseudo SQL language.By comparing SQL and DAX side by side, you can migrate your knowledge of SQL to DAX and can make your DAX journey much easier.

This is the reason we created this course, DAX for SQL Developers, where Enterprise DNA Expert, Antriksh Sharma, walks you through the many similarities of DAX and SQL.

DAX for SQL Developers is an intermediate level course that expects the attendees to have gone through both DAX and SQL courses; as well as, Antriksh's DAX Studio for Power BI/SSAS and DAX Optimization Masterclass Using DAX Studio courses.

DAX for SQL Developers - can be accessed through a purchase of an Enterprise DNA On-Demand or Center of Excellence License.

Details of what you will learn during this course
• Compare - DAX and SQL and determine how you can utilize your SQL knowledge in using DAX
Learn - how to perform operations such as SELECT, WHERE, HAVING, GROUP BY etc in DAX
• Compare - the difference between xmSQL and SQL
• Practice - getting unique values and adding new columns
Apply - the technique of joining tables
Learn - how to append and subtract tables
Solve - regular business scenarios such as Running Total and % Over Total, etc with both DAX and SQL

What you get with the course
Over 4 hours of intensive training videos
Resource pack


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"Great course! I enjoyed it and I learned a lot. Tabular editor 3 is a great tool and a must have for Power BI developers. The instructor explained the topics in a clear and easy to understand way. Thank you so much!" - Veva Savevska "I must say this course, so far, is among the best you have ever made. So much that annoys me about Power BI and DAX is removed in this program. The instructor has been very clear and precise, which is something I always require when learning something new." - Richard Martin "This guy knows his stuff and has saved me a lot of lost hours as one of the experts helping to solve problems on the EDNA forum. Can't wait to learn from him on this course." - Mojo Jojo

Your Instructor

Antriksh Sharma
Antriksh Sharma
  • Extensive expertise in Power BI, Power Pivot, Power Query, SSAS, DAX, optimizing DAX, and SQL
  • Author/instructor of Enterprise DNA courses on Tabular Editor 3, DAX Studio and Optimizing DAX
  • Enterprise DNA Expert, known on our forum as the “go-to guy” for your toughest DAX questions
  • Creator of popular AntmanBI blog and YouTube channel providing in depth info on Power BI, Excel and SQL
  • Experienced in in Core Python and Python libraries for data analytics (e.g., Pandas/NumPy/Matplotlib/Seaborn etc.
  • Super User on Microsoft’s Power BI community platform

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?
You will have access to the course for as long as your Enterprise DNA subscription or CoE license is active.
Can I purchase a single course instead of the full Enterprise DNA On-Demand?
The option to purchase a single course has been discontinued. To access any of our courses, you will need to upgrade to full subscription here.
Do you offer one-off support or coaching?
All support around Power BI and Enterprise DNA's online training content now occurs at the Enterprise DNA Forum. You must have an On-Demand subscription or CoE access to receive support.
What if I need to train my team?
We recommend exploring Enterprise DNA Center of Excellence platform. To learn more, see here.

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