Date and time functions

These functions help you create calculations based on dates and time. Many of the functions in DAX are similar to the Excel date and time functions. However, DAX functions use a datetime data type, and can take values from a column as an argument.

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Function Description
CALENDAR Returns a table with a single column named “Date” that contains a contiguous set of dates.
CALENDARAUTO Returns a table with a single column named “Date” that contains a contiguous set of dates.
DATE Returns the specified date in datetime format.
DATEDIFF Returns the count of interval boundaries crossed between two dates.
DATEVALUE Converts a date in the form of text to a date in datetime format.
DAY Returns the day of the month, a number from 1 to 31.
EDATE Returns the date that is the indicated number of months before or after the start date.
EOMONTH Returns the date in datetime format of the last day of the month, before or after a specified number of months.
HOUR Returns the hour as a number from 0 (12:00 A.M.) to 23 (11:00 P.M.).
MINUTE Returns the minute as a number from 0 to 59, given a date and time value.
MONTH Returns the month as a number from 1 (January) to 12 (December).
NOW Returns the current date and time in datetime format.
SECOND Returns the seconds of a time value, as a number from 0 to 59.
TIME Converts hours, minutes, and seconds given as numbers to a time in datetime format.
TIMEVALUE Converts a time in text format to a time in datetime format.
TODAY Returns the current date.
WEEKDAY Returns a number from 1 to 7 identifying the day of the week of a date.
WEEKNUM Returns the week number for the given date and year according to the return_type value.
YEAR Returns the year of a date as a four digit integer in the range 1900-9999.
YEARFRAC Calculates the fraction of the year represented by the number of whole days between two dates.