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#1

Hello sir,

Quick question. I am going through the DAX portion of the modules and I noticed the data I imported via the “Power BI Workshop Data” Excel file is different than what I am able to via in Power BI.

Example, you have a Date table in the data model. I am not able to see that. I am thinking perhaps

  1. I downloaded the incorrect workbook
  2. You will teach how to create the Date table in another lesson?

Can you please help me out. Thank you!


#2

There is no date table in the excel files.

I always create a date table using this method in the query editor.

Check out this video

You can find the code here

Chrs
Sam


#3

Here’s is another detailed video on date table within the Power BI Workshop course


#4

Thank you very much for your prompt reply. Quick question - is it correct to say that the date parameters would need to match the dates in the data model, correct?

So if I have data for year 2001 - 2005, I should set the parameters to 1/12001 - 12/31/2015.

Thanks again


#5

Yes, but you may also want to project forward a bit if for example more data is added to the fact table. But depends on the situation