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Date/Time field - Display format


I have a date/time field in my report.   Depending on the visual and the user, I sometimes need to show only the date and sometimes the date and time.  Is there a way of changing the format of a date/time field in a specific visual or if I have to have 2 separate fields available in the report (one with date and time and the other with just the date)?  


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Hi @huguestremblay ,


As far as I know, we can use format function to create measure/calculated column to format your date/time column. I think we always add date/time column into visual as a key column to expand the visual like Axis field. Due to Power BI doesn't support us to add measures into Axis field, measure is not suitable for us. 


However format function will not convert the data in data model. So thought we format a date/time data to date only, it will still work like date/time format in data model.


So I suggest you to create a new calcualted column by DATEVALUE() function to convert date/time value to date only value. So you can choose the column to create your visuals by the date format you want.


Result is as below.



Best Regards,
Rico Zhou


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Hello Rico,

Thank you for your answer.  I am aware that I can create multiple fileds with different date/time formats in my dataset but what I am looking for is a method that dosen't require an additional field for each date format that a user might want (e.g. date/time or mm/dd/yyyy or dd-MMM-yyyy, or other).


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