SUM vs SUMX; What is the Difference of the two DAX Functions in Power BI?

Sum and Sumx are functions that often founded to be misleading for many Power BI users. As both functions are doing the aggregation, it seems a bit confusing what is the actual difference between these two. There are many blog posts and articles about each function. I always explain the difference with simple demos in ...

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UseRelationship or Role-Playing Dimension; Dealing with Inactive Relationships in Power BI

In a Power BI model, relationships are important for passing filters, filter propagates through relationships. However, sometimes you create the relationship between two tables, and the relationship is a dashed line. In this post, I’ll explain to you everything you need to know about a dashed relationship, or as it called Inactive relationship. I will ...

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Find the Most Expensive Columns for Performance Tuning, Bookmarks, and more with Power BI Helper Version November 2018

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Power BI, Power BI Helper | No Comments

We are excited to share you the November 2018 version of Power BI helper with many interesting features. With this version, you get the list of all pages and list of all bookmarks. You can find all bookmarks related to a page. You can also through this version find out the data columns that consume ...

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Fuzzy Matching in Power BI and Power Query; Match based on Similarity Threshold

After a long wait, in the October 2018 release of Power BI Desktop we saw the fuzzy matching feature added finally. Yay! Have you ever wanted to match two tables together but not on exact matches, but also on a threshold of similarity? if your answer to this question is yes, then this feature is ...

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Power BI and Azure ML make them work with Power Query

In this blog post, I am going to show how to use the Azure ML web service in Power BI (Power Query). First Step: You need to create a model in Azure ML Studio and create a web service for it. The traditional example in Predict a passenger on Titanic ship is going to survived ...

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Quick DAX : Word count

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018 in DAX, Power BI | 9 Comments

Here is a technique you might consider if you need to split text down to individual words.  This could be used to help count, rank or otherwise aggregate the words in some longer text.  The approach detailed here uses spaces as a delimiter and will not be tripped up if multiple spaces are used between ...

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