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Set Functions in DAX

Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari walk us through three important set functions in DAX:

In this article we refer to “set functions” as functions that operate on sets. The three set functions available in DAX are: UNIONINTERSECT, and EXCEPT. Their behavior is very intuitive:

UNION performs the union of two or more tables.
INTERSECT performs the set intersection between two tables.
EXCEPT removes the rows of the second argument from the first one.

These functions take two or more tables as parameters and return a table. They prove useful not only to write DAX queries; a developer can also use these functions to prepare complex filters when implementing measures.

Read on to see how these work in DAX.

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