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  • Basket Analysis with #dax in #powerpivot and #ssas #tabular

    A few days ago I published a new article on DAX Patterns web site describing how to implement Basket Analysis in DAX. This topic is a very classical one and is also covered in the many-to-many revolution white paper. It has been also discussed in several blog posts, listed here in historical order: Simple Basket Analysis in DAX by Chris Webb ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on June 12, 2014
  • Performance Tuning of #tabular models in Analysis Services 2012 #ssas

    In the last weeks the Microsoft BI buzzword has been Power BI for Office 365, which will be available soon in preview. I read a few comments about the fact that there is a constant discussion about the future but a lack of information and discussion about what is really used and required today in the real world. I think it is a good news that ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on August 5, 2013
  • Campaign for #PowerPivot and #Tabular textual modeling language #msbi #ssas

    If you think PowerPivot and Tabular are good tools but sometime the design tools are not fast/complete/flexible enough, please consider voting this suggestion on Connect to request a textual representation Tabular or PowerPivot Data Models. This is the simplest way to improve the Productivity of PowerPivot and Tabular ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on June 3, 2013
  • Separate date and time in #powerpivot (and #bism tabular)

    In PowerPivot you can import data from several sources and it is often the case that you import a DateTime column from a database. From an analytical point of view, you usually make analysis over dates (day/month/year/quarter/week) and over time (hour/minute) but to do that it is often useful to have two independent set of attributes: one for the ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on September 1, 2011
  • The Microsoft BI Roadmap: BISM, UDM and Beyond

    Microsoft recently announced a new roadmap for its BI architecture. The next version of SQL Server, codenamed “Denali”, is going to introduce a new semantic model named BISM (Business Intelligence Semantic Model). Analysis Services will host it and it will be queryable through MDX and DAX. DAX has been introduced in PowerPivot as an expression ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on November 15, 2010
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