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Jeffrey Wang takes us through some DAX language updates:

In the April 2023 release of Power BI Desktop, two new functions, RANK and ROWNUMBER, have been added to the DAX window functions family, along with significant enhancements to the ORDERBY sub-function. These improvements allow ORDERBY to support sorting by arbitrary DAX scalar expressions, rather than being limited to column names. This not only benefits the new functions, but also existing window functions that we have previously discussed here and here. You might be wondering, since we have had RANKX and RANK.EQ since the inception of DAX, why do we need another rank function? In today’s blog, we will address this question and explore other considerations related to using these new functionalities.

Click through for examples and caveats.