DAX in the BI Tabular Model Whitepaper and Samples

This whitepaper and sample workbook introduce Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), a formula expression language used to define calculations in PowerPivot for Excel® workbooks and Analysis Services tabular model projects authored in SQL Server Data Tools.
  • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


    File Name:

    DAX in the BI Tabular Model.zip

    Contoso DAX Formula Samples.zip

    Date Published:


    File Size:

    163.4 MB

    159.8 MB

      This DAX in the BI Tabular Model file contains two files:

      • Contoso Sample DAX Formulas.xlsx PowerPivot for Excel workbook
      • DAX in the BI Tabular Model.docx whitepaper

      • The PowerPivot workbook illustrates the data analysis expressions (DAX) discussed in the included whitepaper.

      The Contoso DAX Formula Samples file contains one file:
      • Contoso Sample DAX Formulas.xlsx PowerPivot for Excel workbook

      NOTE: To fully interact with this sample, you must have Microsoft Excel 2010 and the Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel add-in installed or SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services instance running in Tabular mode and Visual Studio 2010 with SQL Server Data Tools installed.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3

      Windows 7
      Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
      Windows XP with SP3 (32-bit)
      Windows Vista with SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)*
      Windows Server 2008 with SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)*
      Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit) with MSXML 6.0 installed+
      Terminal Server and windows on Windows (WOW)-- which allow you to instal 32-bit versions of Office 2010 on 64-bit operating system-- are supported.
    • 1. Download and save these samples to a folder on your local computer.
      2. Start Excel 2010.
      3. On the File menu, click Open.
      4. Open the sample file that you want to view.
      5. To view the data embedded in the workbook, click PowerPivot Window Launch on the PowerPivot tab.