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30rakesh Frequent Visitor
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Get Current UTC datetime



Can anyone please suggest me on how to get the current datetime in UTC. I used function Now() but it is returning the current system local time.




SabineOussi Established Member
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Re: Get Current UTC datetime

Hi rakesh,


I am not aware of a way to do it in DAX, but you can do it in M by going to edit queries and adding a custom column with the formula: DateTimeZone.UtcNow()


If you still want do it in DAX and use it as a measure, you can get your current timezone by using Now() and adding or substrating hours in order to get UTC time.


Hope this helps!


Super User
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Re: Get Current UTC datetime

To subtract 1 hour from NOW, you can use a formula like:


Column = NOW() - 0.04166666666666667

For 2 hours:

Column = NOW() - 0.04166666666666667*2




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elliotdixon Member

Re: Get Current UTC datetime

Hi @30rakesh I use a slightly different formula to @Greg_Deckler


Find your timezone e.g. mine is New Zealand +13hours for summer time.

and use code


Date NZTimeZone_NowDateTime = NOW()+(13/24)

unfortunatley I have to remember to change this back after daylight savings time.

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