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Anonymous
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Is there a way to create custom date formats?

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I'm looking for a way to create a custom date format as DD/MMM/YYYY

but right now Power BI only supports DD/MMM/YY.

 

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Anand24
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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

You can achieve the DD/MMM/YYYY format by creating a new column with below DAX:

Date_Column = FORMAT(Tablename[date_field],"dd/mmm/yyyy")
 
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KRISHP1234
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you can do by using format function like : date = format(date[date],"ddmmyy"), you can modifies "ddmmyy" to get different date formats

 

Stives93
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You can now apply custom date formats within Model View, without having to convert to text in query editor or via a measure.

 

PBI Custom Date Format.jpg

 

This way is brilliant, no need supporting column.

mahoneypat
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If you need to use this in the query editor (e.g., you have additional data transformation to do with it), you can use Date.ToText().  For example, a custom column with this formula

 

= Date.ToText([DateColumn], "dd/MMM/yyyy")

 

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Anand24
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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

You can achieve the DD/MMM/YYYY format by creating a new column with below DAX:

Date_Column = FORMAT(Tablename[date_field],"dd/mmm/yyyy")
 
Refer below image:
dateformat.PNG
 

Give a thumbs up if this post helped you in any way and mark this post as solution if it solved your query !!!

This works but it converts the date to text.
I want to keep the field as date wth the format "mmm/yy"
Once it is formatted as mmm/yy as a new column I  am forced to convert to date and then am stuck with the default formats in Power BI

Greg_Deckler
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@Anonymous - There are custom date formats in the FORMAT function, 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/custom-date-and-time-formats-for-the-format-function

 

Also, you can do custom formatting using Custom Format Strings:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/create-reports/desktop-custom-format-strings

 

This is how Chelsie Eiden's Duration works: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Quick-Measures-Gallery/Chelsie-Eiden-s-Duration/m-p/793639#M389


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