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Power Pivot Principles: The A to Z of DAX Functions – EXP

10 October 2023

In our long-established Power Pivot Principles articles, we continue our series on the A to Z of Data Analysis eXpression (DAX) functions.  This week, we look at EXP


The EXP function

The EXP function is one of the Math and trig functions which returns e raised to the power of a given number.  The constant e equals 2.71828182845904, which is the base of the natural logarithm.  It has the following syntax:


It has one [1] argument:

  • number: this is the exponent applied to the base e

Here are a few remarks about this function:

  • the EXP function is the inverse of the LN function which is the natural logarithm of the given number
  • EXP(1) returns the approximate value of e
  • if you want to calculate powers of bases other than e, use the exponentiation operator (^) or the POWER function.

A bit of history lesson about this function:

The symbol e stands for Euler's number, a well-known irrational number that is one of the most significant in mathematics.  e is also the base of John Napier’s Natural Logarithms.

As an example:

This returns:

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