DateTime.IsInPreviousSecond is a Power Query M function that indicates whether the provided date(time) value occurs during the previous second. The function returns true if the value occurs in the previous second, otherwise false.

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


DateTime.IsInPreviousSecond( dateTime as any ) as nullable logical


Indicates whether the given datetime value dateTime occurs during the previous second, as determined by the current date and time on the system. Note that this function will return false when passed a value that occurs within the current second.

  • dateTime: A datetime, or datetimezone value to be evaluated.


Determine if the second before the current system time is in the previous second.

// Output: true
DateTime.IsInPreviousSecond( DateTime.FixedLocalNow() - #duration( 0, 0, 0, 1 ) )

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