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RonaldvdH
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Convert english dates

Goodday guys,

 

Ive got a simple question (i hope), i have a table with dates in them but they are in an english format for example 20190618 or 20210131 but i need them to be in the format 06-18-2019 and 01-31-21.

 

Is there a simple formula to change the format ? 

 

i have multiple columns with this format so if there is an easy to do this besides making 10 new calculated colums it would be appreciated 🙂

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Fowmy
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Super User

@RonaldvdH 

You add a custom column in power Query: 

Date.FromText
(
  Text.Middle([Dates],4,2) &"/"& 
  Text.End([Dates],2)&"/"&
  Text.Start([Dates],4)
)

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Fowmy
Super User
Super User

@RonaldvdH 

You add a custom column in power Query: 

Date.FromText
(
  Text.Middle([Dates],4,2) &"/"& 
  Text.End([Dates],2)&"/"&
  Text.Start([Dates],4)
)

Fowmy_0-1627904645842.png

 



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amitchandak
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Super User

@RonaldvdH , if they already idetified as date , you can use format from column tools 

for use format

new column format([Date], "mm-dd-yyyy")

 

Text to text

new column mid([Date],5,2) & "-" & right([Date],2) & "-" & left([Date],4)

 

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/How-to-apply-UK-date-format-dd-mm-yyyy-in-Date-slicer/td-p/...

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