Tutorial with example
DATEADD is a really useful function to create sets of dates backwords or forward from a point in time. It is used for Previous date calculations.
In this video, I show you how it works.
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Link to YTD video and Power BI file: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WGOTsYngCI
Example 2: Parallelperiod vs Dateadd
PARALLELPERIOD VS DATEADD DAX functions
The dates argument can be any of the following:
- A reference to a date/time column,
- A table expression that returns a single column of date/time values,
- A Boolean expression that defines a single-column table of date/time values.
The result table includes only dates that exist in the dates column.
If the dates in the current context do not form a contiguous interval, the function returns an error.
This DAX function is not supported for use in DirectQuery mode.
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