Basics of Time Intelligence in DAX for Power BI; Year to Date, Quarter to Date, Month to Date

I have written some articles about advanced use cases of time intelligence but never wrote about it for beginners. as the time intelligence is an important part of many BI solutions, I decided to write about it from the beginning. In this article, first I explain what time intelligence is, and what are the requirements Read more about Basics of Time Intelligence in DAX for Power BI; Year to Date, Quarter to Date, Month to Date[…]

Power BI Date Dimension; Default or Custom? Is It Confusing?

If you have worked with Power BI for some time, you know that there are two types of the Date dimensions; Custom or built-in/Default. It is always confusing for people, that which date dimension is good to use, and what is the difference between these two approaches. Also based on the selection of the type Read more about Power BI Date Dimension; Default or Custom? Is It Confusing?[…]

DatesInPeriod vs DatesBetween; DAX Time Intelligence for Power BI

There are many time intelligence functions in DAX, and each of those is helping in aspects of analyzing data on dates. There are two functions which work very similar to each other but have a bit different usage; DatesInPeriod, and DatesBetween. In this post, I will show you what is the difference between these two Read more about DatesInPeriod vs DatesBetween; DAX Time Intelligence for Power BI[…]

Week to Date Calculation in Power BI with DAX

There are a number of pre defined DAX time intelligence calculations that help you to get analytics over time, such as year to date, same period last year, and etc. However, there is no calculation for Week to Date built-in. I have found it quite a demand for some of businesses, as many of businesses Read more about Week to Date Calculation in Power BI with DAX[…]

DateAdd vs ParallelPeriod vs SamePeriodLastYear; DAX Time Intelligence Question

Using DAX time intelligence functions for a while; you may ask this question from yourself that what is the difference between functions below; SamePeriodLastYear function vs using ParallelPeriod with Year parameter ParallelPeriod for a month vs DateAdd for a month ago and many other questions that lead to this final question: Which function should be Read more about DateAdd vs ParallelPeriod vs SamePeriodLastYear; DAX Time Intelligence Question[…]