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changing timezone of powerbi service?

Is there any way I can change the timezone of the PowerBI Service?

 

I read that it is effectively set at UTC which would explain why when I use TODAY() and YESTERDAY() DAX in my PBIX reports, they are fine locally, but clearly out of sync when they are published to the web service. 

 

 

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@ryank,

 

We can switch time zone when add a custom column. I have tested it on my local environment.

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Regards,

Charlie Liao

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Using a custom column does not work if the time zone has 'Daylight saving' as the date on which the hour goes back or forward changes twice a year

In this case you must use API service to get the correct time, kinda crazy you need to get an api to external service to solve this, Microsoft should provide this as part of it's cloud service to supports demands and calls from the service

 

See this document fr the difernet options , method 3 is your best bet if you are in a zone with daylight saving  https://radacad.com/solving-dax-time-zone-issue-in-power-bi 

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@ryank,

 

We can switch time zone when add a custom column. I have tested it on my local environment.

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Regards,

Charlie Liao

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There no such thing as minus 3 timezone. Time zone have a name to take account of the summer / winter time difference with UTC.

I am unable to add columns in Direct Query mode. Can you please let me know the solution for Direct Query mode?

There is currently no way to change time zone in Service. This other thread has some links with additional suggestions: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Service/Set-local-time-zone-Power-BI-Service/td-p/114120

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