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Replace dax with an easier more intuitive language

Replace DAX with an easier more intuitive language that's quicker to code. Power BI language and user experience is meant to be self-service and easy to use and supposedly easier than Excel. But eh underlying DAX language is not easy to code. More complex measures that should take quick to code require more effort than SSRS or Tableau or any other language that I know of to get to the same result. Surely an easier and better language can be developed. Replace it with a tableau or SSRS -type scripting language that obviously still uses the current context etc, but thats easy to code for an end user.

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  • Rob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Python. It's silly to be pushing Excel/Dax/M coding onto people when you have this amazing language in Python. It would be a massive benefit if excel and PowerBI users who wouldn't normally be coders, to be directed in to Python which is a skill they can transfer into other realms and roles. In a world where every company is moaning like queens saying there is a skill shortage, then we go ahead and create even more languages to saturate the market even more spread everyones skill expertise thinly is just silly, when, you could just use python to achieve the same thing.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Every language takes time to learn. DAX may be harder than Excel but at the same time, it is more powerful than Excel. Also, if you will learn DAX faster if you know basic EXCEL formula as the formulas are pretty similar. You will find spending time in DAX worth it.

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