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Convert UTC to local time zone in DAX

I have a column that contains datetime in UTC.

On my report, I am getting the max of it. I want to convert this UTC date to local time zone in DAX.

Any pointers.?


As of my analysis your column is in data type: text, change it to data type: date and time.

Two questions:


1) This approach does not account for daylight savings time (in the US), does it?


2) If #1 above is true, then wouldn't it be easier to simply subtract (8/24) from the date/time column?

Hi Qiuyun,


Thanks for this post - could solve a problem I'd like to address.


I would like to show the "Last Refreshed DateTime" in my reports. I want this to provide the time in PST.  The report is currently either refreshed via the Desktop (local to PST), or Online.


If I use NOW() in my report, I will get different times depending on whether where the refresh takes place.  If via the desktop - NOW() is PST.  If I use the schedule refresh, NOW() comes back in UTC time. M code using DateTime.LocalNow() has the expected same effect.


Is there M code to generate UTC time, then I can use your formula above to show the PST refresh time in the report?






I have the same situation here... How to guarantee that the refresh time is the same among power BI desktop, app.powerbi or published web? Should I use other formula than NOW()?

Hi @Virtual_Ames,


Please try to set the locale both in Power BI Desktop and Service. See: Supported languages and countries/regions for Power BI.


Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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