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Nicolas
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FORMAT() returns Month Number

Hi

 

I'm trying to convert Month numbers (1,2,3...12) in text (January, February,...).

I tried :

 

 

=FORMAT(MONTH([MyColumn]), "mmmm")

Anyway i could return some text?

Thanks!

 

 

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Hi @Nicolas,

 

You can get the month name by using the DAX below.
MonthName = FORMAT(DATE(2016,Table1[MonthNumber],1),"MMMM")

 

OR

 

Month Name = SWITCH(Table1[MonthNumber],1,"January",2,"February",3,"March",4,"April",5,"May",6,"June",7,"July",8,"August",9,"September",10,"October",11,"November",12,"December")

 

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Regards,

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bhope
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Hello, 

 

I am getting only January when using Format(Month([ColumnName])),"MMMM")

 

Format(Month([ColumnName])),"MMMM") = January

Format(Month([ColumnName])),"MMM") = Jan

Format(Month([ColumnName])),"MM") = 01

Format(Month([ColumnName])),"M") = 1

 

Columns data is stored as datetime format

not sure what is caysing this problem?

KHorseman
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@bhope I assume this is for a second column and not a measure? You don't need the MONTH function. FORMAT(TableName[ColumnName], "MMMM") will return the month. Make sure you're using TableName[ColumnName] not simply [ColumnName].





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Seng
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I created Year, Month and Day column and used MonthName = format(date('Calendar'[Year],'Calendar'[Month],'Calendar'[Day]), "mmmm") for the MonthName column.

KHorseman
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=FORMAT(MONTH([MyColumn]), "MMMM")

Capitalization counts. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee634398.aspx





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Thanks but it now returns only January...

Is there not another way of doing the same thing?

Thanks!

I am facing the same error as well. I am only getting January. Could anyone help?

Hi @Nicolas,

 

You can get the month name by using the DAX below.
MonthName = FORMAT(DATE(2016,Table1[MonthNumber],1),"MMMM")

 

OR

 

Month Name = SWITCH(Table1[MonthNumber],1,"January",2,"February",3,"March",4,"April",5,"May",6,"June",7,"July",8,"August",9,"September",10,"October",11,"November",12,"December")

 

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Regards,

Anonymous
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Hi @v-caliao-msft,

is there in a difference in terms of performance, with direct query in place?

Thanks in advance.

regards

Alex

KHorseman
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Oh yeah, the MONTH() argument shouldn't be there at all. FORMAT works on the entire date value.

 

FORMAT(TableName[Date], "MMMM")





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Try FORMAT(TableName[Date], "MMM") for the three letter month name as well.

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