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Last Refresh of Data

For months I have been successfully using the following DAX statement to ashow a Last Refresh Date/Time on my dashboards.  This was working with successfully, however since scheduling refrsesh using a personal gateway it seems to be in a less preferred timezone.  (For those of you wondering, I have the refresh set to Eastern which is preferred but seems tro be showing UTC on the dashboard.)

 

= DateTime.Time(DateTime.LocalNow()) & DateTime.Date(DateTime.LocalNow())

 

Looking for suggestions that will allow me to show Eastern Standard Date/Time when refreshed.

 

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Last Refresh of Data

Not to be picky, but that's Power Query "M" language, not DAX. You should be able to use:

 

DateTime.Time(DateTime.LocalNow()) + #duration(0, -5, 0, 0)

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Re: Last Refresh of Data

Hi @irnm8dn,

 

There is a known gap for the time zone displayed in Power BI Service. The time zone in the service is effectively always set to UTC.

 

There is a workaround to display time in your current time zone. You can use following power query in the Query Editor if your time zone is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−05:00). Smiley Happy

= DateTime.Time(DateTimeZone.SwitchZone( DateTimeZone.FixedLocalNow(), -5 )) & DateTime.Date(DateTimeZone.SwitchZone( DateTimeZone.FixedLocalNow(), -5 ))

 

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Super User IX

Re: Last Refresh of Data

Not to be picky, but that's Power Query "M" language, not DAX. You should be able to use:

 

DateTime.Time(DateTime.LocalNow()) + #duration(0, -5, 0, 0)

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Re: Last Refresh of Data

Thanks for the clarification.

 

Below is a representation of the output.  I was expectiing 7/13/2017 3:52:50 PM

 

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Thoughts?

 

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Super User IX

Re: Last Refresh of Data

Yes, see formula above. Essentially, it is adding/subtracting hours from the date/time value returned from LocalNow to account for the time zone shift. In your case it looks like you would want to use +5?


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Re: Last Refresh of Data

Hi @irnm8dn,

 

There is a known gap for the time zone displayed in Power BI Service. The time zone in the service is effectively always set to UTC.

 

There is a workaround to display time in your current time zone. You can use following power query in the Query Editor if your time zone is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−05:00). Smiley Happy

= DateTime.Time(DateTimeZone.SwitchZone( DateTimeZone.FixedLocalNow(), -5 )) & DateTime.Date(DateTimeZone.SwitchZone( DateTimeZone.FixedLocalNow(), -5 ))

 

Regards

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