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With all the data flowing within companies, we needed a way to track the last time Power BI reports were updated, either manually or via nightly refresh. Enter, Last Data Refresh Date & Time (I’m still working on the name).

Steps:
Open Power BI Desktop
Click on New Source and select Blank Query
Rename dataset to Last Data Refresh
Open the Advanced Editor
Paste in the following code:

let Date =
    DateTime.From(DateTimeZone.SwitchZone(DateTimeZone.FixedLocalNow(),-5)),
    #"Converted to Table" = #table(1, {{Date}}),
    #"Renamed Columns" = Table.RenameColumns(#"Converted to Table",{{"Column1", "Last Refresh Date"}}),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Renamed Columns",{{"Last Refresh Date", type datetime}})
in
    #"Changed Type"


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