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New Date Column For Today

Trying to create a new custome Column called MthNum for the current month.

So if it's April 10, 2023 the value returned would be 4.  If it's Nov 22, 2024 it would return 11, and so on.  For Today's date, ie... when the user is using the system.

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Hi @Dbuck44 ,

 You can use the Month function to accomplish this:

Something like below- edit to fit your table and column names.

ColumnName= MONTH(Table[Datefield])

Here is some additional information


You can also create a measure to get the month of today's date like so:

Todays Month = MONTH(TODAY())


Please consider accepting as solution if this has answered the question.


I,m using the "Transform Data" in Power Query editor.  Selecting "Add Custom Column".  It's not accepting this new measure. Is this a syntax issue?

Hi @Dbuck44 ,


I helped you move your post to the Power Query forum.

And you can add the custom column as follows. It will return the Month number.


= Date.Month([Date])



And the following will return the month name.


= Date.MonthName([Date])



And if you also want to return the month number of totay, chech this.

= Date.Month(DateTime.Date(DateTime.LocalNow()))




Best Regards,

Stephen Tao


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