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Can't convert text to date

Hi, I can't convert a text to date column. My dates column has some empty / "NA" values in it. 

 

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When I try to convert to date type, I get an error that says "We can't automatically convert the column to Date type."

 

Any suggestions?

 

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venal Solution Sage
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Re: Can't convert text to date

@Anonymous 

Please refer the below snippet to exclude "NA" from the data columns and convert from Text to Date.

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For more details, please refer the below link to download the PBIX file for reference.

 

http://www.mediafire.com/file/obgpdl22wc58cq6/Zebing-DateTable-NA_exclude.pbix/file

 

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BR

Venal.

 

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Super User IV
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Re: Can't convert text to date

@Anonymous you can use try expression to handle error, here is the link






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venal Solution Sage
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Re: Can't convert text to date

@Anonymous 

Please refer the below snippet to exclude "NA" from the data columns and convert from Text to Date.

Zebing-Issue-Screenshot.JPG

 

For more details, please refer the below link to download the PBIX file for reference.

 

http://www.mediafire.com/file/obgpdl22wc58cq6/Zebing-DateTable-NA_exclude.pbix/file

 

If this post was helpful may I ask you to mark it as solution and give it some kudos?

 

BR

Venal.

 

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Re: Can't convert text to date

Hi @Anonymous 

 

It's the NA text affecting the format conversion. would you mind remove them or replace them with "null" and try again?

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Anonymous
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Re: Can't convert text to date

Tried, but same result. Thanks.

Anonymous
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Re: Can't convert text to date

Thanks Venal for the solution. As my original post indicated, I had already been trying to change the field to a date data type, but I was doint it in the "data" view of power bi instead of in the "model" / queries view. Not sure why this worked in the query but not the data view, but I'm glad it worked either way.

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