Which is better m or DAX?

Any transformation you will do in Power Query Editor in Power BI is written in M language. M language can not be used in Data View or Report View in Power BI, instead, you should use the DAX. M language syntax is very different from Excel worksheet functions, unlike DAX.

What is the difference between M code and DAX?

So, what is the difference between M and DAX? In one sentence: M is used for data engineering (sometimes called data prep), and DAX for data analysis.

Is DAX A scripting language?

The Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) language provides a specialized syntax for querying Analysis Services tabular model. DAX is not a programming language. DAX is primarily a formula language and is also a query language.

Should I use DAX or Power Query?

DAX is the language used once your data is in Power BI to create calculated columns and measures. If you can do it in Power Query/M, you should (except when you are adding a column to a table that references a column in a different table). If a calculated column or a measure will work, use a measure.

Does SQL use DAX?

DAX queries can also be created and run in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and open-source tools like DAX Studio. DAX queries run in SSMS and DAX Studio return results as a table.

What is DAX equivalent in tableau?

DAX is not just used in PowerBI space, but used (based) in SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). DAX allows for CALCULATETABLE etc, to return virtual table, that can be filtered. Which Tableau lacks… In short, DAX allows for more complex data manipulation and is more powerful than what Tableau offers.

How do I create a DAX query in Excel?

Dynamic DAX Query Tables in Excel 2013

  1. Step 1: Import some data into a table.
  2. Step 2: Define a DAX query for this table.
  3. Step 3: Add some UI to allow the user to filter the data.
  4. Step 4: Use VBA to dynamically generate the query used by the table.

Is DAX used in Excel?

DAX includes some of the functions used in Excel formulas, and additional functions designed to work with relational data and perform dynamic aggregation.

Can I use DAX in Tableau?

DAX can be used in Excel Power Pivot, Power BI Desktop and SQL Server tablular cubes. Tableau’s language can be used with…Tableau.