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rajulshah Member
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Change date format in SSAS

Hello,

 

I want my date columns in dd/MM/yyyy format in SSAS.

 

As I format the column using the following dax, it's data type is changed to "Text".

Date = FORMAT(Date[dates],"dd/MM/yyyy")

But, I am unable to filter and sort after doing the above transformation.

 

Please guide me further on how to have format as dd/MM/yyyy and also should be filtered and sort by date.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Pauwnrajpp Member
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Re: Change date format in SSAS

Hi rajulshah,

 

Change the type of your date column from Text to ShortDate in Properties and then apply format in your dax expression.

 

Regards,

Pradeep

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Re: Change date format in SSAS

Hey,

 

the DAX function FORMAT(..., "<your format>") returns a value or creates a column of the data type text:
https://dax.guide/format/

This site

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-directquery-about

describes some of the limitations if you use a live connection (I deduct this from: you explicitly mention SSAS).

 

I'm think you have to change the format in your SSAS database.

 

Regards,

Tom

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