DATEVALUE DAX Function (Date and Time)

Converts a date in the form of text to a date in datetime format.


DATEVALUE ( <DateText> )
Parameter Attributes Description

A text string that represents a date.

Return values

Scalar A single datetime value.

A date in datetime format.


The DATEVALUE function uses the locale and date/time settings of the client computer to understand the text value when performing the conversion. If the current date/time settings represent dates in the format of Month/Day/Year, then the string, “1/8/2009”, would be converted to a datetime value equivalent to January 8th of 2009. However, if the current date and time settings represent dates in the format of Day/Month/Year, the same string would be converted as a datetime value equivalent to August 1st of 2009.

If the year portion of the DateText argument is omitted, the DATEVALUE function uses the current year from your computer’s built-in clock. Time information in the DateText argument is ignored.

Related functions

Other related functions are:

Last update: Oct 15, 2019   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

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Context Transition

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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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