Getting Month Names Given Numbers In DAX

Philip Seamark shows how to convert month numbers into names in Power BI:

The most common solution I see offered is along the lines of a SWITCH statement that lists 12 conditions (one for each month).   This works, but can also be done using existing functions.

While DAX lacks a dedicated function to convert a number to a text version, such as DATENAME in T-SQL, we can get there in two functions using DATEVALUE wrapped in a FORMAT.

To demonstrate, I will create a simple table with 13 values (1 through 13) using the following calculated table.

This creates a single column table with 13 rows.

Read on for the rest of the story.

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