CONVERT DAX Function (Math and Trig)

Convert an expression to the specified data type.

Syntax

CONVERT ( <Expression>, <DataType> )
Parameter Attributes Description
Expression

An expression which needs to be converted.

DataType

An enumeration that includes: INTEGER, DOUBLE, STRING, BOOLEAN, CURRENCY, DATETIME.

Return values

Scalar A single value of any type.

The value of the Expression converted to the desired DataType.

Examples

--  CONVERT converts any expression in the requested datatype
--  Supported data types are: 
--  INTEGER, DOUBLE, STRING, BOOLEAN, CURRENCY, DATETIME
EVALUATE 
    {
        ( "Date1", CONVERT ( "12/25/1966", DATETIME ) ),
        ( "Date2", CONVERT ( "12-25-1966", DATETIME ) ),
        ( "Date3", CONVERT ( 12345,        DATETIME ) ),
        ( "Date4", CONVERT ( FALSE,        DATETIME ) )
    }
Value1 Value2
Date1 1966-12-25 00:00:00
Date2 1966-12-25 00:00:00
Date3 1933-10-18 00:00:00
Date4 1899-12-30 00:00:00

Last update: Jun 13, 2021   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

Microsoft documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/convert-function-dax

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Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Iterator

Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.

Deprecated

This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.

Deprecated

This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

DirectQuery compatibility

Limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures and calculated columns.
The state below shows the DirectQuery compatibility of the DAX function.

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