Applies to: Calculated column Calculated table Measure Visual calculation


This function is discouraged for use in visual calculations as it likely returns meaningless results.

Returns a table that contains a column of the dates for the quarter to date, in the current context.




Term Definition
dates A column that contains dates.

Return value

A table containing a single column of date values.


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.


    Constraints on Boolean expressions are described in the topic, CALCULATE function.

  • This function is not supported for use in DirectQuery mode when used in calculated columns or row-level security (RLS) rules.


The following sample formula creates a measure that calculates the 'Quarterly Running Total' of Internet Sales.

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

Time intelligence functions
Date and time functions
DATESYTD function
DATESMTD function