How to create a date table in Power BI with a ready-made Excel file

If you don’t have access to a date table in a source database or if you’re new to Power BI and aren’t that comfortable with programming in DAX or M then sign up to my mailing list and get the link to download a ready-made excel date table. You can import this into Power BI, mark as a date table and start using it straight away.

How to create a DAX date table

So you’ve decided to create a date table in Power BI using DAX, good choice! If you’re new to DAX this blog will guide you through creating the table from start to finish. If you already know how to use DAX and just want to copy some calendar code go directly to the code section here.

How to order months chronologically in Power BI

Change from sorting months Apr, Aug, Dec to Jan, Feb, Mar. This method creates a separate month table and brings it into Power BI to order months chronologically.

I have a video on my YouTube channel explaining this method or you can use this easy-to-follow guide: