Creating a table using Datatable DAX function

  • Tables can be created using DAX function which is datatable().
  • Returns a table with data defined inline.
  • Datatable function allows values to be entered which is specific to the defined datatype only.
  • Instead of using “Enter Data” option in Microsoft Power BI, this function can be used to restrict the garbage value in a column.
  • Table can be viewed in Data View/ Table View in Power BI desktop.
  • It can be used in creating DAX measures as well.

Table Creation using DATATABLE()

  • Column names and their datatype need to be defined in the first section of the function.
  • In the second part which is after opening the curly brackets, data must be entered in a way that it represents each row of the table.


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