RIGHT Function (DAX)

How does the RIGHT function (DAX) work?

The RIGHT function (DAX) returns the last character or characters in a text string, based on the number of characters you specify.

RIGHT Formula Syntax

     <text>, <num_chars>

How do you use the RIGHT function?

The RIGHT function can be used to counts each character, whether single-byte or double-byte, as 1, no matter what the default language setting is.

This DAX function may return different results when used in a model that is deployed and then queried in DirectQuery mode.

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Considerations when using the RIGHT function

  • Text (required) – the text string from which you want to extract characters.
  • Num_chars (optional) – the number of characters to extract, starting from the rightmost character.
    • If num_chars is omitted, 1 last character of the string is returned (default).
    • If num_chars is greater than the total number of characters in the string, all characters are returned.
    • If num_chars is a negative number, a Right formula returns the #VALUE! error.

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Formula examples using the RIGHT function

=RIGHT(‘New Products'[ProductCode],2)

=RIGHT(A2, 3)


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