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Is there a way to create custom date formats?

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I'm looking for a way to create a custom date format as DD/MMM/YYYY

but right now Power BI only supports DD/MMM/YY.

 

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mahoneypat
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If you need to use this in the query editor (e.g., you have additional data transformation to do with it), you can use Date.ToText().  For example, a custom column with this formula

 

= Date.ToText([DateColumn], "dd/MMM/yyyy")

 

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Anand24
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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

You can achieve the DD/MMM/YYYY format by creating a new column with below DAX:

Date_Column = FORMAT(Tablename[date_field],"dd/mmm/yyyy")
 
Refer below image:
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This works but it converts the date to text.
I want to keep the field as date wth the format "mmm/yy"
Once it is formatted as mmm/yy as a new column I  am forced to convert to date and then am stuck with the default formats in Power BI

Greg_Deckler
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@Anonymous - There are custom date formats in the FORMAT function, 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/custom-date-and-time-formats-for-the-format-function

 

Also, you can do custom formatting using Custom Format Strings:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/create-reports/desktop-custom-format-strings

 

This is how Chelsie Eiden's Duration works: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Quick-Measures-Gallery/Chelsie-Eiden-s-Duration/m-p/793639#M389


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