Using the Calculation Area and DAX in SQL Server 2012

It took me a bit of fiddling around to understand how to add measures and KPIs to PowerPivot models with the SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot update.  In particular, the newly-added Calculation area wasn’t intuitive for me to work with.

To that end, I recorded a short screencast of the steps I use in both Excel 2010 and also in Visual Studio 2012.  In the latter I am using an add-in from CodePlex called the ‘DAX Editor for SQL Server.’

Another helpful resource for me in this process was this MSDN article which contrasts ‘Calculated Columns’ with ‘Measures’ in PowerPivot.

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