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.

About lynnlangit

redheaded girl geek (SoCalDevGal), linguist, BigData & Cloud expert, SQL Server Business Intelligence author, co-founder of "Teaching Kids Programming"
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One Response to Using the Calculation Area and DAX in SQL Server 2012

  1. Pingback: SQL Server 2012 (“Denali”): PowerPivot | James Serra's Blog

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