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Custom Column that can record the CREATED DATE OF EXCEL SURVEY LINE ITEM


Hello Experts,


I have created a EXCEL ONLINE SURVEY with 2 questions (NPS typical Q.)  and used it as data-source for my NPS PBI report.


WITHIN PBI DESKTOP I need to create a TIMELINE FOR  the  CREATION-DATE of the Responses.


Q: What is the best approach to get the date-created recorded please?


Kind Regards





Power BI dekstop is just a design tool for rendering the data from the data source. In this scenario, those date-creation time should be recorded in your data source which is EXCEL ONLINE SURVEY. If it doesn't log the date-creation time, you can do nothing in Power BI Desktop.



Thank you for replying.  you are right, I will have to find out a way in EXCEL ONLINE SURVEY to get the Today´s Date.

I do not desire to prompt the respondents to fill in the "Date" for me. they will drop the survey.


- Unfortunately EXCEL ONLINE SURVEY does not offer  such thing as  default a Field To  " =TODAY()"


So I will have to take my question  to  a EXCEL ONLINE SURVEY Forum


Thank you and thanks to

This is tough. I don't think there is a feature in Excel surveys to create a time stamp automatically. You could ask it as a question, but I guess it would be subject to error. 

* Matt is an 8 times Microsoft MVP (Power BI) and author of the Power BI Book Supercharge Power BI.

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