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.
What you get with the course
• Resource pack
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- 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
StartSQL vs xmSQL (19:15)
StartDISTINCT VALUES (20:56)
StartAdding New Columns (10:05)
StartMultiple OR vs IN (15:40)
StartEXISTS vs ISEMPTY (13:02)
StartJoining Tables (19:55)
StartINTERSECT UNION EXCEPT (21:56)
StartRunning Total (18:20)
Start% Over Total (20:52)
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Through training across a number of different mediums, I've reached over 100,000 Power BI users, showing them a range of tips and tricks in Power BI development.
I'm a true believer that Power BI is the future of analysis and know individuals with the right training can now create advanced analytics in a scalable way that can have a real impact in the way insights are found and consumed within organisations."
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