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Set parameter = DateTime.LocalNow()



Is there any way to set a parameter as a function? I want to set a parameter as today like this: DateTime.LocalNow().

As a default I want it to be today's date but I also want to be able to set the date manually if I want to see data from a certain date in my dashboards.


Thank you!


BhaveshPatel Super Contributor
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Re: Set parameter = DateTime.LocalNow()

That is currently not possible. Parameters only allow values with List of Values, Any Values or other Query as the suggested values. if you have only one value that is defined using DateTime.LocalNow() then you can use that value as a suggested values using Query Option in the parameters dialog box. However, You can use the list of values as the suggested values where you have to manually select the today's date to pass the parameter's value. It is not dynamic but with the parameters in the baby stage, it would be more convenient option.

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donaldm Member

Re: Set parameter = DateTime.LocalNow()

Want to revive this thread... is this still possible in the latest PowerBI version?

Mmahachi Regular Visitor
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Re: Set parameter = DateTime.LocalNow()

I'm trying to do this now as well. I think it must be possible

fenixen Regular Visitor
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Re: Set parameter = DateTime.LocalNow()

Trying to figure out the same issue... 

franck_axires Frequent Visitor
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Re: Set parameter = DateTime.LocalNow()

Hi you all M Gurus out there...

Has anyone managed to pass a DateTime.LocalNow() value as a parameter default ?

I'm trying it right now with the latest version of PBI Desktop but it seems the value is still interpreted as a String in the parameter editor.

Any clues ?



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