Power bi date format (Various examples)

In this power bi tutorial, we will see various Power bi date format. And also we will see the below points:

  • How to change the power bi date format
  • Power bi date format mmm-yy
  • Power bi date format yyyymmdd
  • Power bi date format in table
  • Power bi date format short month name
  • Power bi date format dd/mm/yyyy
  • Power bi date format changes when published
  • power bi date format quarter
  • Power bi date format am pm
  • Power bi format date as text
  • Power bi format date as number
  • Power bi format date as month
  • Power bi date format day of week

How to change the power bi date format

Here we will see how to change date format in the power bi.

  • Open Power bi desktop, Load the data using get data
  • Make sure the data must have date column.
  • In the Field pane click on the Date column, it will open the column tools where you can change the format of Date.
  • In the Formatting section, next to the Format click on the dropdown, you can change the date format
How to change the power bi date format
How to change the power bi date format

In the below screenshot you can see the Power bi change date format(dd mmmm yyyy).

How to change the power bi date format
How to change the power bi date format

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Power bi date format mmm-yy

Here we will see how to change the date format to mmm-yy in power bi. So, the mmm-yy (e.g Feb 17) date format option is not there to change manually, so we will use the Dax expression.

  • Open Power bi desktop, Load the data using get data.
  • Now we will use the DAX formula to change the format of the Date to mmm-yy.
  • Click on the Modelling tab -> new column.
  • Then write the DAX expression: Custom Column = FORMAT(‘Orders'[Order Date], “MMM YY”)
power bi date format mmm-yy
power bi date format mmm-yy

In the below screenshot you can see the power bi date format in mmm-yy.

power bi date format mmm-yy
power bi date format mmm-yy

Power bi date format yyyymmdd

Here we will see how to change yyyymmdd into date format to dd mmm yyyy in power bi.

  • For ex- The format of date is 20120406, we want to change it into 06/04/2012.
power bi date format yyyymmdd
power bi date format yyyymmdd

Let’s see how to change the format of the date.

  • We will create a calculated column to change the format of the Date column.
  • Click on the Modelling -> New column from the ribbon.
  • Then write the DAX expression: dateFormatted = Date(Left([Column Date],4),Right(left([Column Date],6),2),right([Column Date],2))
power bi date format yyyymmdd
power bi date format yyyymmdd

In the below screenshot, you can see the Power bi date format yyyymmdd change to dd mmm yyyy.

power bi date format yyyymmdd
power bi date format yyyymmdd

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Power bi date format in table

Here we will see how to format dates into the short date format i.e dd/mm/yyyy.

  • In the below screenshot you can see the current date format, and what we need is 06/04/2012.
power bi date format in table
power bi date format in table
  • To change the format of the date into short. Click on the Date field in the field pane.
  • It will open the column tools ribbon, now inthe formattinfg section, next to the format click on the dropdown arrow and select dd/mm/yyyy.
power bi date format in table
power bi date format in table

In the below screenshot you can see the date format change into dd/mm/yyyy.

power bi date format in table
power bi date format in table

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Power bi date format short month name

Here we will see how to show a short name on the axis of the visualization in power bi desktop.

I have a column chart on my power bi dashboard with dates on the X-axis, now the names of the month is taking too much of space. Here we need a short month name, so it will take less space in the visual.

power bi date format short month name
power bi date format short month name

Let’s see how to format the date into short month name.

  • For this we have to create a custom column which contain short name of the month.
  • Click on the modelling tab -> New column from the ribbon in power bi desktop.
  • Then write the DAX expression to shot the month. The DAX formula is :Short_Name = Format (BIData[Date], “mmm”)
power bi date format short month name
power bi date format short month name
  • Now add the short_Name(calculated column) in the Axis field of the visualization.
  • You can see power bi date format short month name, in the below screenshot.
power bi date format short month name
power bi date format short month name

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Power bi date format dd/mm/yyyy

Here we will see Power bi date format mm/dd/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy.

power bi date format dd/mm/yyyy
power bi date format dd/mm/yyyy

To change the date column format to dd/mm/yyyy in power bi.

  • Click on the Date column, it will open the column tools in the ribbon.
  • In the formatting section, Click on the format dropdown and select the dd/mm/yyyy.
power bi date format dd/mm/yyyy
power bi date format dd/mm/yyyy

In the below screen shot you can see the power bi date format dd/mm/yyyy.

power bi date format dd/mm/yyyy
power bi date format dd/mm/yyyy

Power bi date format changes when published

Here we will see why power bi date format changes when published in power bi desktop.

When we sometimes published the report, it contains the date field it get changes from dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy.

The reason behind the date format changes when published, because

  • It is in the default language set to English UK then their language setting in power bi would remain unset.
  • If the default language set to english US, then their language setting in power bi would get to english.

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Power bi date format quarter

Here we will see how to format date into a quarter year in power bi.

For example if the date is 06/04/2012 ->Qtr 2 2012

To change the date into Qtr year by using DAX follow the below steps.

  • To create calculated column, click on the Modelling tab -> New column.
  • Then write the Dax formula to change the date into quater year.
  • The Dax formula is Column = BIData[Date].[Quarter] &” ” & BIData[Date].[Year]
power bi date format quarter
power bi date format quarter

In the below screenshot you can see the power bi date format quarter.

power bi date format quater
power bi date format quarter

Power bi date format am pm

Here we will see how to change power bi date format am pm in power bi desktop.

For example: if it is showing 10:30:00 or 10:30:tt in your data, then we will see how to change the 10:30 AM

So let’s see how to change the date format to am and pm by using the calculated column.

  • To create a calculated column in Power BI
  • Click on the modelling tab -> then click on New column.
  • Then write the Dax formula: AM&PM = FORMAT(BIData[Date] , “m/dd/yy h:mm AM/PM”)
Power bi date format am pm
Power bi date format am pm

In the below screenshot, you can see the power bi date format am pm in power bi desktop.

Power bi date format am pm
Power bi date format am pm

Power bi format date as text

Here we will see how to change the date to text without changing the format using power query in power bi.

  • In Power bi desktop, click on the Transform data in the ribbon to open power query.
  • In Power query editor, click on the Add column -> Custom column.
Power bi format date as text
Power bi format date as text
  • Then write the name of the custom column, I have written DateToText.
  • Then write the formula Date.ToText(DateTime.Date([Date]), “yyyy-MM-dd”)
  • Make sure you don’t have any syntax error. Click on Ok.
Power bi format date as text
Power bi format date as text

In the below screenshot, you can see the power bi date format to text in power bi.

Power bi format date as text
Power bi format date as text

Power bi format date as number

Here we will see how to add power bi format date as an integer in power bi desktop.

For example, if the format is 20/11/2012 then we will convert it to 20121120 in power bi desktop.

  • Let’s start by creating the calculated column.
  • In Power bi desktop, click on the Modelling tab -> New column.
  • Then write the dax formula : dateInteger = FORMAT ( [Date], “YYYYMMDD” )
  • Then click on the custom column in the field pane.
  • And change the data type to whole number.
Power bi format date as number
Power bi format date as number

In the below screenshot you can see the power bi format date as the number in the power bi desktop.

Power bi format date as number
Power bi format date as number

Power bi format date as month

Here we will see the Power bi format date as the month in power bi desktop.

We will see how to extract the month from date column in the power bi.

  • So let’s create a calculated column in power bi desktop.
  • Click on the modelling tab -> New column in power bi desktop.
  • Then write Dax formula: MonthName = FORMAT([Date],”mmmm”)
Power bi format date as month
Power bi format date as month

In the below screenshot you can see the Power bi format date as a month.

Power bi format date as month
Power bi format date as month

Power bi date format day of week

Here we will see Power bi date format day of the week in power bi desktop.

  • For this we will create a calculated column in power bi desktop.
  • Click on the Modelling tab -> New column
  • Then write the Dax formula : Weekdays = FORMAT(BIData[Date],”DDDD”)
Power bi date format day of week
Power bi date format day of week

In the below screenshot you can see the power bi date format day of the week.

Power bi date format day of week
Power bi date format day of week

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In this power bi tutorial, we learned How to change power bi date format in power bi. And also we discuss the below points:

  • Power bi date format mmm-yy
  • Power bi date format yyyymmdd
  • Power bi date format in table
  • Power bi date format short month name
  • Power bi date format dd/mm/yyyy
  • Power bi date format changes when published
  • power bi date format quarter
  • Power bi date format am pm
  • Power bi format date as text
  • Power bi format date as number
  • Power bi format date as month
  • Power bi date format day of week
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