DATE DAX Function (Date and Time)

Returns the specified date in datetime format.

Syntax

DATE ( <Year>, <Month>, <Day> )
Parameter Attributes Description
Year

A four digit number representing the year.

Month

A number from 1 to 12 representing the month of the year.

Day

A number from 1 to 31 representing the day of the month.

Return values

Scalar A single datetime value.

Returns the specified date.

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Examples

--  DATE and TIME are useful to create DateTime columns
--  A DateTime is a number. Therefore, it is possible to
--  sum the date and the time part.
EVALUATE 
    {
        DATE ( 2020, 10, 15 ),
        TIME ( 22, 45, 30 ),
        DATE ( 2020, 10, 15 ) + TIME ( 22, 45, 30 )
    }
Value
2020-10-15 00:00:00
1899-12-30 22:45:30
2020-10-15 22:45:30
--  When the arguments overflow their range, DATE and TIME
--  behave in different ways:
--
--  DATE adds the excess values to the date, moving time forward
--  TIME adds the excess values, but it does never exceed the day
EVALUATE 
    {
        DATE ( 2020, 10, 32 ),
        DATE ( 2020, 20, 1 ),
        TIME ( 10, 90, 0 ),
        TIME ( 50, 0, 0 )
    }
Value
2020-11-01 00:00:00
2021-08-01 00:00:00
1899-12-30 11:30:00
1899-12-30 02:00:00
--  You can use DATE to create a new date, one year later
--  Using built-in functions like EDATE is better, it they are available
EVALUATE 
ADDCOLUMNS(
    TOPN ( 5, VALUES ( 'Date'[Date] ), 'Date'[Date], ASC ),
    "One year later",
        DATE ( 
            YEAR ( 'Date'[Date] ) + 1,
            MONTH ( 'Date'[Date] ),
            DAY ( 'Date'[Date] )
        ),
    "One year later (Using EDATE)",
        EDATE ( 'Date'[Date], 12 )
)
Date One year later One year later (Using EDATE)
2005-01-05 2006-01-05 2006-01-05
2005-01-04 2006-01-04 2006-01-04
2005-01-02 2006-01-02 2006-01-02
2005-01-01 2006-01-01 2006-01-01
2005-01-03 2006-01-03 2006-01-03

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Last update: Sep 12, 2021   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

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

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Context Transition

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Row Context

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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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