DateTime.IsInPreviousNMinutes

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DateTime.IsInPreviousNMinutes is a Power Query M function that indicates whether the provided date(time) value occurs during the previous number of minutes specified. The function returns true if the value occurs within the specified minutes, otherwise false.

Compatible with: Power BI Service Power BI Desktop Excel Microsoft 365

Syntax

DateTime.IsInPreviousNMinutes(
   dateTime as any,
   minutes as number,
) as nullable logical

Description

DateTime.IsInPreviousNMinutes indicates whether the given dateTime argument (which can be of type datetime or datetimezone) occurs during the previous number of minutes, as determined by the current date and time on the system. This function will return false for a value within the current minute.

Examples

Determine if the minute before the current system time is in the previous two minutes.

// Output: true
DateTime.IsInPreviousNMinutes( DateTime.FixedLocalNow() - #duration( 0, 0, 2, 0 ), 2 )

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Microsoft documentation: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/powerquery-m/datetime-isinpreviousnminutes