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sstasche
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variable for today's date

I'm trying to filter on a data set to have the date always be greater than or equal to the current date.  Is there a variable that I can use, like 'DATE' or something like that?

Thanks!

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Ah. You are in Power Query. The language used there is called "M", not DAX...no matter, we can make this right. Instead of TODAY(), use DateTime.LocalNow() where you edited it in the formula (you were on the right track) and all should be good. And you need to make sure that you balance the paranthesis, see error message in the pic you attached.

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KalerDev
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Hello

This works for me too - How do I add a number of days to today's date

 

I only want the data that is before today + 4 weeks (28 days)
or anything between today + 21 days and today + 28 days

 

I am using Date.AddDays (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerquery-m/date-adddays) but I get a SyntaxError (Expression.SyntaxError: Token RightParen expected.) and not sure how / where to fix

 

[Planned_Receipt_Date_Line] < (Date.AddDays(DateTime.LocalNow()), 28))

 

 

Thanks for your feedback


KalerDev

erik_tarnvik
Solution Specialist
Solution Specialist

In DAX, TODAY() should do the trick.

I did try that, but I must be using it incorrectly. In the query editor, I am trying to create a dynamic filter to filter the column to everything after the current date:dynamic date filter error.jpg 

 

So I tried to just enter a real date and tweak the DAX, but still didn't get it right (I had changed the column from date/time to date first):

dynamic date filter error 2.jpg

 

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Ah. You are in Power Query. The language used there is called "M", not DAX...no matter, we can make this right. Instead of TODAY(), use DateTime.LocalNow() where you edited it in the formula (you were on the right track) and all should be good. And you need to make sure that you balance the paranthesis, see error message in the pic you attached.

That worked perfectly!  Thank you for the solution - and for the clarification between DAX and Power Query.  Still very new to this, and have a lot of learning to do!  Smiley Happy

My pleasure!

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