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Changing utc time to lcoal timezone works on desktop but not on power bi pro


I'm trying to change datetimes to local timezone accross both PowerBI pro and desktop.


Our database stores datetime in utc. In PBI desktop,  I have changed it to our local timezone,Utc + 8 using DateTimeZone.SwitchZone in PowerQuery.


The resulting DAX formulas work in desktop, but when I publish the report to Power BI Pro, it reads UTC time instead. 

Reading other threads in this forum, I realized that there's no way for  PBI Pro/Service's time intelligence DAX functions such as DATESMTD()  to read in local timezone. Is there any way around this? It'll be nice to get an accurate report. 





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hi, @tainks 

Please have a look at this blog to check if it could help you:


Best Regards,



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