Converting UTC to local Time Zone in PowerBI

I’m trying to figure out how to convert UTC to my local time in powerbi Ideally through the Query Editor?

Hi @matthew.wright,

You will find details on how to deal with that here in this topic.
Adding a Last Refresh date to your Report

I hope this is helpful
Let me know if you have any questions


Thanks. I looked over this but I am looking to convert dates and time in an existing table to UTC.

Right now these are all in UTC.


Okay maybe I didn’t / don’t understand the requirement correctly.

If you have a datetime column and want to change the timezone, you add a Custom Column and implement this logic, where the last number is the number of hours to offset which can be positive or negative.

DateTime.AddZone( [Created_Time], 2)


Ok. So here were my steps.

  • Made new column called Local time

  • Duplicated Created Time Column named it Time Created and converted in change type to local time.

  • Tried to add time wo seconds to Time Created with Custom Column Got An Error. Not sure why. I used the following MCode to dot hat: Time.From (Time.ToText ([Time_Created], “HH:mm”))

Any thoughts?


Hi @matthew.wright,

Extracted a small sample, try this.
To extract the time portion I’ve added: DateTime.Time( [Local Time] )

So the full code for the final step is now:
Time.From( Time.ToText( DateTime.Time( [Local Time] ), “HH:mm” ))

    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("bcrBDcAwCATBViLeQToOWQRasei/jVixn/nO7pzCVIQSxGWj6EVK338en2N5Ho8yK+zfoHiOe3muJN0v", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Created_Time = _t]),
    ChangeType = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Created_Time", type datetime}}),
    AddLocalTime = Table.AddColumn(ChangeType, "Local Time", each DateTime.AddZone( [Created_Time], -4), type datetimezone),
    AddTimewoSeconds = Table.AddColumn(AddLocalTime, "Time wo Seconds", each Time.From( Time.ToText( DateTime.Time([Local Time]), "HH:mm")), type time)

I hope this is helpful.

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Hi @matthew.wright, I ask you to see the link below I think it solves your problem or can give you an idea of ​​a resolution.

Its still giving me problems. I’ll post some sample data. I’m hoping Its something simple I am missing

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@matthew.wright You can try this . m code in power query .

// convert UTC to local time defined by an offset
LocalTime = 
    if DateTimeUTC = null then
    else if DateTimeUTC >= DaylightSavingTimePeriod[From] and DateTimeUTC < DaylightSavingTimePeriod[To] then
        DateTimeUTC + TimeZoneConfiguration[DaylightSavingTimeOffset]
        DateTimeUTC + TimeZoneConfiguration[StandardOffset]
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Here’s an article I hope you’ll find useful.