DATESYTD DAX Function (Time Intelligence)  Context Transition

Returns a set of dates in the year up to the last date visible in the filter context.


DATESYTD ( <Dates> [, <YearEndDate>] )
Parameter Attributes Description

The name of a column containing dates or a one column table containing dates.

YearEndDate Optional

End of year date.

Return values

Table A table with a single column.

A table containing a single column of date values.


The dates argument can be any of the following:

  • A reference to a date/time column. Only in this case a context transition applies because the column reference is replaced by
  • 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.

The result table includes only dates that exist in the dates column.

The syntax:

DATESYTD ( <Dates>[, <YearEndDate>] ) 

corresponds to:

    STARTOFYEAR ( LASTDATE ( <Dates> )[, <YearEndDate>] ),
    LASTDATE ( <Dates> ) 

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Learn more about DATESYTD in the following articles:

  • Time Intelligence in Power BI Desktop

    In Power BI Desktop (as of February 2016) you have to use DAX to apply calculations over dates (such as year-to-date, year-over-year, and others), but you do not have the Mark as Date Table feature. This article describes which scenarios are impacted and the possible workarounds. » Read more

  • International year_end_date for YTD functions in DAX

    If you used the DATESYTD and TOTALYTD functions in DAX, you might have noticed that the optional parameter year_end_date is a string defining the last day of the year. This article describes what are the formats allowed in that parameter. » Read more

Related functions

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Last update: Aug 1, 2020   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

MSDN documentation:

DAX Conventions
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.


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.


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


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.


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