How does the DATESINPERIOD function (DAX) work?

The DATESINPERIOD function (DAX) returns a table that contains a column of dates that begins with the start_date and continues for the specified number_of_intervals.



How do you use the DATESINPERIOD function?

The DATESINPERIOD function is used for common date intervals such as months, quarters, and years. Also used together with CALCULATE function.

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Considerations when using the DATESINPERIOD function

The dates argument can be a reference to a date/time column.

If the number specified for number_of_intervals is positive, the dates are moved forward in time; if the number is negative, the dates are shifted back in time.

The interval parameter is an enumeration, not a set of strings; therefore values should not be enclosed in quotation marks. Also, the values: yearquartermonthday should be spelled in full when using them.

The result table includes only dates that appear in the values of the underlying table column.

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Formula examples using the DATESINPERIOD function


= CALCULATE ( SUM (Sales [Sales Amount]), DATESINPERIOD (Sales[Date], DATE (2015,1,1),3, MONTH)

=CALCULATE( SUM(SaleDataJul1[Total Sales]), DATESINPERIOD( SaleDataJul1[Date], MIN(SaleDataJul1[Date]), 3, DAY ) )

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