DAX for Power BI videos | DAX for Power BI Part 7.3 - Single Calendar vs Multiple Calendars

Posted by Andrew Gould on 16 April 2022


In this video you'll see a couple of techniques for creating calendars to handle multiple date fields in the same data model. You'll learn how to use the Calendar function to create multiple calendars spanning sensible date ranges which is useful when your different date fields hold very different date ranges. You'll also learn how to use the CalendarAuto function which is useful when you want a single calendar to handle all the date fields in the model. If you're using a single calendar you'll also need to know how to create and manipulate multiple relationships to the same table, and how to use the UseRelationship function in measures to ensure that you're calculating the correct values!

This video is currently only available to YouTube channel members in the appropriate tier. If you’re already a channel member, you can watch the video on YouTube; otherwise, click here to see the perks of becoming a channel member.

If you're not a channel member, don't worry - the video will be released publicly after a short period of member exclusivity.

This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Movies 2010 to 2016.xlsx Excel workbook Movie source data
Construct a Creature.xlsx Excel workbook Construct a Creature source data

Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.

There are no exercises for this video.

Making a  video bigger

You can increase the size of your video to make it fill the screen like this:

View full screen

Play your video (the icons shown won't appear until you do), then click on the full screen icon which appears as shown at its bottom right-hand corner.

 

When you've finished viewing a video in full screen mode, just press the Esc key to return to normal view.

Improving the quality of a video

To improve the quality of a video, first click on the Settings icon:

Settings icon

Make sure you're playing your video so that the icons shown appear, then click on this gear icon at the bottom right-hand corner.

 

Choose to change the video quality:

Video quality

Click on Quality as shown to bring up the submenu.

 

The higher the number you choose, the better will be your video quality (but the slower the connection speed):

Connection speed

Don't choose the HD option unless you have a fast enough connection speed to support it!

 

Is your Wise Owl speaking too slowly (or too quickly)?  You can also use the Settings menu above to change your playback speed.

This page has 0 threads Add post