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Adding a Last Updated Time to Power BI Reports

Ed Hansenberry adds useful information to a Power BI report:

It is often useful to tell your users when the report refreshed so they have some idea of how current, or stale, the data is. Unfortunately, you cannot just add a TODAY() formula to your report as that will change each time they open the report. This method will give you the refresh time stamp and compensate for Daylight Savings Time.

This frustrates me a bit—the time when the report was generated is really easy to do in Reporting Services and is certainly a good practice to follow when building reports, and yet there’s a multi-step process involving writing M code to do something which ought to be trivial.

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