STARTOFQUARTER

Returns the first date of the quarter in the current context for the specified column of dates.

Syntax

STARTOFQUARTER(<dates>)  

Parameters

Term Definition
dates A column that contains dates.

Return value

A table containing a single column and single row with a date value.

Remarks

The dates argument can be any of the following:

  • A reference to a date/time column.

  • A table expression that returns a single column of date/time values.

  • A Boolean expression that defines a single-column table of date/time values.

Note

Constraints on Boolean expressions are described in the topic, CALCULATE function (DAX).

This DAX function is not supported for use in DirectQuery mode. For more information about limitations in DirectQuery models, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=219172.

Example

The following sample formula creates a measure that returns the start of the quarter, for the current context.

To see how this works, create a PivotTable and add the fields CalendarYear and MonthNumberOfYear to the Row Labels area of the PivotTable. Then add a measure, named StartOfQuarter, using the formula defined in the code section, to the Values area of the PivotTable.

=STARTOFQUARTER(DateTime[DateKey])  

See also

Date and time functions (DAX)
Time-intelligence functions (DAX)
STARTOFYEAR function (DAX)
STARTOFMONTH function (DAX)