OPENINGBALANCEQUARTER DAX Function (Time Intelligence)  Context Transition

Evaluates the specified expression for the date corresponding to the end of the previous quarter after applying specified filters.

Syntax

OPENINGBALANCEQUARTER ( <Expression>, <Dates> [, <Filter>] )
Parameter Attributes Description
Expression

The expression to be evaluated.

Dates

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

Filter Optional

A boolean (True/False) expression or a table expression that defines a filter.

Return values

Scalar A single value of any type.

A scalar value that represents the expression evaluated at the first date of the quarter in the current context.

Remarks

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 a date that exists in the dates column.

The syntax:

OPENINGBALANCEQUARTER ( <Expression>, <Dates> [, <Filter>] )

corresponds to:

CALCULATE ( 
    <Expression>,
    PREVIOUSDAY ( STARTOFQUARTER ( <Dates> ) )
    [, <Filter>]
)

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Last update: Dec 14, 2018   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

MSDN documentation: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/query-bi/dax/openingbalancequarter-function-dax

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.

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.

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