Book Review – The Biml Book

After years of waiting, a book about Biml has been published! It’s conveniently titled “The Biml Book” (subtitled Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Automation) and I can tell you immediately it’s the best Biml book I’ve ever read! (haha, it will take a while until this joke gets old). In all seriousness though, it’s a great […]

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Error Installing SQL Server 2017

A quick blog post on an error I got when installing SQL Server 2017 RTM. I ran the set-up for the usual features (database engine, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS and MDS), but the installation failed for the database engine and SSIS. During the set-up, I received two pop-ups notifying that something was wrong. A quick look […]

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CALCULATE and FILTER: A Love Story?

There have already been many posts/articles/books written about the subject of how CALCULATE and FILTER works, so I’m not going to repeat all that information here. Noteworthy resources (by “the Italians” of course): Filter Arguments in CALCULATE How CALCULATE works in DAX From SQL to DAX: Filtering Data In this blog post I’d rather discuss […]

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