How does the DATESMTD function (DAX) work?

The DATESMTD function (DAX) returns a table that contains a column of the dates for the month to date, in the current context.

DATESMTD Formula Syntax


How do you use the DATESMTD function?

The DATESMTD function can be used to calculate the running total for the month for the given day number.

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Considerations when using the DATESMTD function

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.

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Formula examples using the DATESMTD function

=CALCULATE(SUM(InternetSales_USD[SalesAmount_USD]), DATESMTD(DateTime[DateKey]))


= CALCULATE ( SUM (Sales [Sales Amount]), DATESMTD (Sales [Date]) )

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