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Super User IV

## Re: Extract Month and Year from DateTime field to get MMM-YY

Hi,

That should be a DAX formula.  Click on the Data Tab in the black bar on the left hand side and then click on Calculated column formula.  Write this formula in the relevant table

=FORMAT([Date 2],"mmmm")

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/excelenthusiasts/
Frequent Visitor

## Re: Extract Month and Year from DateTime field to get MMM-YY

Hi Ashish, BIG Thanks for the help. This worked.

One additional challenge i faced is that resultant measure from formula suggested is set up as "Text" field.  I am not able to sort the chart based on calendar months.

Thanks again for guidance and help !!

Super User IV

## Re: Extract Month and Year from DateTime field to get MMM-YY

Hi,

You are welcome.  Please just Google for "Sort months in PowerBI desktop".  Read the answer by mfhussain here - https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Sorting-by-Month-as-Text-Jan-Feb-Mar-etc/td-p/9237

Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/excelenthusiasts/
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## Re: Extract Month and Year from DateTime field to get MMM-YY

This does not work on Direct Query model

Frequent Visitor

## Re: Extract Month and Year from DateTime field to get MMM-YY

What if I have

is the case and we need to sort using the month, meaning all the vlaues from each month, if I am not wrong , I need to create a measure for that but could anyone guide me a bit on this , how I will do it  ?

Frequent Visitor

## Re: Extract Month and Year from DateTime field to get MMM-YY

I have three months: Feb, Mar, Apr but its showing in alphabetical order: Apr, Feb & Mar

How shall I resolve this issue?

@Ashish_Mathur wrote:

Hi,

Try this

=FORMAT(Data[Date],"mmm-yyyy")

Hope this helps.

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Super User IV

## Re: Extract Month and Year from DateTime field to get MMM-YY

Hi,

See my post data 6 MArch 2019.  I have shared a link there.

Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/excelenthusiasts/
Occasional Visitor

## Re: Extract Month and Year from DateTime field to get MMM-YY

Hi Ashish

How can sort by Jan-2019-Dec-2019 instead of date?

Please help

Thanks

Sameer

Frequent Visitor

## Re: Extract Month and Year from DateTime field to get MMM-YY

Hello Guys,
The process is quite simple.
Create a New Column as:

Modified Date = FORMAT('table name'[date column], "yyyy mm dd")

This will help you in mapping:

Jan 2019 -> 2019 01 01

Feb 2019 -> 2019 02 01

.

.

Dec 2019 -> 2019 12 01

Now build your visualization and use the sort option to sort it using the Modified Date column in ascending
Hope this helps.
Let me know if you need anything else.

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