Understanding Explicit vs Implicit measures in Power BI

Understanding Explicit vs Implicit measures in Power BI

Check important differences between implicit and explicit measures in the Power BI data model, and why you should consider avoiding the easier path. I will focus solely on Measures, and try to explain in-depth the difference between explicit and implicit measures.

One of the most challenging concepts for new Power BI users is to understand the difference between Measures and Calculated Columns. Or, to be more specific, the concept itself is not a big issue, but the most daunting thing for Power BI rookies is to understand when to use which.

Since I’ve already written about the use-cases for both Calculated Columns and Measures, and briefly explained different scenarios when you want to use each of those, while recently presenting at the New Stars of Data conference, I’ve got a question to explain the difference between explicit and implicit measures. I’ve already answered here shortly, but I promised to dedicate a separate article to this topic.

So, in this article, I will focus solely on Measures, and try to explain in-depth the difference between explicit and implicit measures.

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