© Philip Seamark, Thomas Martens 2019
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1. DAX Mechanics

Philip Seamark1  and Thomas Martens2
UPPER HUTT, New Zealand
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

The idea behind this chapter is quite simple. Throughout the last years, we have been asked a lot of questions on how to calculate measures and Calculated Columns. And we also have been asked the following question numerous times: “Why does this not work?”

As soon as we started looking closer to the underlying business problem, we started to often wonder, “Why did they ask this question? It’s so simple.” Then we realized that things we consider simple are often not that simple for other people.

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