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What are useful tools and resources for DAX developers? #dax #powerpivot #tabular

At the last PASS Summit I received an interesting question: is there a list of all the useful (I would say necessary…) tools for DAX developers? My answer was… “no, but this is an interesting topic for a blog post”.

In the meantime, I thought that a page to keep updated would have been better, and of course an easy-to-remember URL is equally important. So here is the URL where you will find an updated list of tools and resources useful to any DAX developer:

Of course, feedback are welcome!

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:30 AM by Marco Russo (SQLBI)
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Mike Rudzinski said:

For Excel PowerPivot development, I would recommend OLAP PivotTable Extensions ( It has a function to disable the refresh of PivotTables, which we find essential when making multiple changes to a Data Model. I have a port of this in VBA so it is usable when you can't count on an Add-in being installed.

DAX Studio on Marco's list is my favorite. We regularly use this to document the measures in our data models. I'm still looking for tools to move measures between files.

November 21, 2014 4:41 PM

Marco Russo (SQLBI) said:

Mike, you're right, OLAP PivotTable Extensions is another must have tool. I'm so used to it that I forgot to mention it, but now I've added it to the list.


November 21, 2014 5:46 PM
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About Marco Russo (SQLBI)

Marco Russo is a consultant, writer and trainer specialized in Business Intelligence with Microsoft technologies. He runs the SQLBI.COM website, which is dedicated to distribute resources useful for BI developers, like Integration Services components, Analysis Services models, tools, technical information and so on. Marco is certified as MCT, MCDBA, MCSD.NET, MCSA, MCSE+I.

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