TIME DAX Function (Date and Time)

Converts hours, minutes, and seconds given as numbers to a time in datetime format.


TIME ( <Hour>, <Minute>, <Second> )
Parameter Attributes Description

A number from 0 to 23 representing the hour.


A number from 0 to 59 representing the minute.


A number from 0 to 59 representing the second.

Return values

Scalar A single datetime value.

Returns the specified time.


Each argument can have a value larger than the possible number of hours/minutes/seconds. However, the maximum number accepted in each argument is 32,767. Therefore, you cannot convert any number of seconds in the corresponding time of the day (one day has 86,400 seconds, the maximum value for the Seconds argument is 32,767).

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--  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.
        DATE ( 2020, 10, 15 ),
        TIME ( 22, 45, 30 ),
        DATE ( 2020, 10, 15 ) + TIME ( 22, 45, 30 )
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
        DATE ( 2020, 10, 32 ),
        DATE ( 2020, 20, 1 ),
        TIME ( 10, 90, 0 ),
        TIME ( 50, 0, 0 )
2020-11-01 00:00:00
2021-08-01 00:00:00
1899-12-30 11:30:00
1899-12-30 02:00:00

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Last update: Apr 11, 2024   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo, Maxim Zelensky, Kenneth Barber,

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

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Context Transition

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Row Context

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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.


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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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