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Yoga
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Time zone issue

Hi,

 

I have used Today() function to display today sales. I am in US EST (UTC -5).  My power BI service time is 5 hours ahead. So after 7 PM, my reports shows as today sale is empty when US users see the report.

 

We have international users so I dont want to use DAX function to hard code to work for US users. Hope it will affect other internationl users.

 

Is there a setting in Servce/Desktop that I can do to work correctly? Or what should be the correct solution to this?

 

Thanks,

Yoga

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v-shex-msft
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Community Support

HI @Yoga,

 

Current power bi service only support UTC datetime. It not contain any features can auto transform datetime based on location.

Power Bi KB: Time in PBI Service is inconsistent with the local time (non-UTC time) displayed in PBI...

 

For your requirement, you can try to use power query or other functions to hardcode format datetime, but it not suitable for your requirement.

 

Maybe you can vote at below idea submitted by other user:

Power BI Service recognize local time zone for TODAY() and NOW() time intelligence functions

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
If this post helps, please consider accept as solution to help other members find it more quickly.

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Anonymous
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When you are using the Power BI Desktop like i do], just go to EDIT QUERIES, chenge you date column to Date/Time/Timezone, right click to it>>>> change type >> Using Locale >> Data Type (Date/Time/Timezone) >> Locale(Your Country) >> Press ok the change your column date type to Date/Time,you are done

Anonymous
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that wont work

v-shex-msft
Community Support
Community Support

HI @Yoga,

 

Current power bi service only support UTC datetime. It not contain any features can auto transform datetime based on location.

Power Bi KB: Time in PBI Service is inconsistent with the local time (non-UTC time) displayed in PBI...

 

For your requirement, you can try to use power query or other functions to hardcode format datetime, but it not suitable for your requirement.

 

Maybe you can vote at below idea submitted by other user:

Power BI Service recognize local time zone for TODAY() and NOW() time intelligence functions

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
If this post helps, please consider accept as solution to help other members find it more quickly.

Thanks Xiaoxin

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