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wuhao0506
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DATEDIFF in Direct Query Mode (32-bit)

When i try to create a calculated column in the power bi (32-bit) in Direct Query mode. I got error on the dax function.

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I went to settings, but i dont see the option and enable unrestricted measures.

 

Can anyone help on this?

 

Thanks in advance

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v-yuezhe-msft
Employee
Employee

@wuhao0506,

Do you use Power BI Desktop August version ? Based on mye test, even we enable unrestricted measures, it is not possible to use DATEDIFF function in calculated columns in DirectQuery mode. However, you can create a measure instead.

Measure = IF(MAX('Project-Activity'[PLANNED_START_DATE])<'Project-Activity'[DATADATE],DATEDIFF(MAX('Project-Activity'[PLANNED_START_DATE]),'Project-Activity'[DATADATE],DAY),DATEDIFF('Project-Activity'[DATADATE],MAX('Project-Activity'[PLANNED_START_DATE]),DAY))

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Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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v-yuezhe-msft
Employee
Employee

@wuhao0506,

Do you use Power BI Desktop August version ? Based on mye test, even we enable unrestricted measures, it is not possible to use DATEDIFF function in calculated columns in DirectQuery mode. However, you can create a measure instead.

Measure = IF(MAX('Project-Activity'[PLANNED_START_DATE])<'Project-Activity'[DATADATE],DATEDIFF(MAX('Project-Activity'[PLANNED_START_DATE]),'Project-Activity'[DATADATE],DAY),DATEDIFF('Project-Activity'[DATADATE],MAX('Project-Activity'[PLANNED_START_DATE]),DAY))

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Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

I thing this is unnacceptable solution, since making this a calculation will restrict your later transformations. I'm trying for over a week to do this calculation for a calculated column and it seems impossible. Why you do that, Microsoft?

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