EDATE DAX Function (Date and Time)

Returns the date that is the indicated number of months before or after the start date.

Syntax

EDATE ( <StartDate>, <Months> )
Parameter Attributes Description
StartDate

A date in datetime format that represents the start date.

Months

The number of months before or after start_date.

Return values

Scalar A single datetime value.

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Examples

--  EDATE adds months to a date, 
--  EOMONTH does the same, and it also goes at the end of the month
EVALUATE
ADDCOLUMNS (
    TOPN ( 10, VALUES ( 'Date'[Date] ), 'Date'[Date], ASC ),
    "EDATE, +1", EDATE ( 'Date'[Date], +1 ),
    "EDATE, -1", EDATE ( 'Date'[Date], -1 ),
    "EOMONTH, 0", EOMONTH ( 'Date'[Date], 0 ),
    "EOMONTH, +1", EOMONTH ( 'Date'[Date], +1 ),
    "EOMONTH, -1", EOMONTH ( 'Date'[Date], -1 )
)
ORDER BY 'Date'[Date]
Date EDATE, +1 EDATE, -1 EOMONTH, 0 EOMONTH, +1 EOMONTH, -1
2005-01-01 2005-02-01 2004-12-01 2005-01-31 2005-02-28 2004-12-31
2005-01-02 2005-02-02 2004-12-02 2005-01-31 2005-02-28 2004-12-31
2005-01-03 2005-02-03 2004-12-03 2005-01-31 2005-02-28 2004-12-31
2005-01-04 2005-02-04 2004-12-04 2005-01-31 2005-02-28 2004-12-31
2005-01-05 2005-02-05 2004-12-05 2005-01-31 2005-02-28 2004-12-31
2005-01-06 2005-02-06 2004-12-06 2005-01-31 2005-02-28 2004-12-31
2005-01-07 2005-02-07 2004-12-07 2005-01-31 2005-02-28 2004-12-31
2005-01-08 2005-02-08 2004-12-08 2005-01-31 2005-02-28 2004-12-31
2005-01-09 2005-02-09 2004-12-09 2005-01-31 2005-02-28 2004-12-31
2005-01-10 2005-02-10 2004-12-10 2005-01-31 2005-02-28 2004-12-31

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Last update: Jul 24, 2021   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

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

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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

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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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