NOW Function (DAX)

How does the NOW function (DAX) work?

The NOW function (DAX) returns the current date and time in datetime format.

NOW Formula Syntax

NOW (
   
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How do you use the NOW function?

The NOW function is useful when you need to display the current date and time on a worksheet or calculate a value based on the current date and time, and have that value updated each time you open the worksheet.

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Considerations when using the NOW function

If the NOW function does not update cell values when you expect it to, you might need to change settings that control when the workbook or worksheet recalculates. These settings can be changed in Control Panel for the Excel desktop application.

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Formula examples using the NOW function

=NOW()+3.5

=NOW()-0.5

=NOW()+7

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