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jracer007 Member
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Date format Google analytics

Hello Community, I wanted to ask you how I change the format of the Google Analytics dates so that the Power BI does not recognize it as a number.

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nik_yevsey Frequent Visitor
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Re: Date format Google analytics

I've used a long way: get 3 separate columns: day, month, year.

Convert them into text.

Merge into single column with dots or dashes between columns.

Convert into date format.

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v-yulgu-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Date format Google analytics

Hi @jracer007,

 

You can change data type in Query Editor mode.

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Best regards,

Yuliana Gu

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jracer007 Member
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Re: Date format Google analytics

It marks me error in the fields.

v-yulgu-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Date format Google analytics

Hi @jracer007,

 

What error message did you get? What is the date formate like in Google Analytics?

 

Regards,

Yuliana Gu

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jracer007 Member
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Re: Date format Google analytics

The format is yyyyMMdd

nik_yevsey Frequent Visitor
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Re: Date format Google analytics

The same for me - date from Google Analytics comes in YYYYMMDD format and I cant find locale or some handy way to convert it into data type in PBI

nik_yevsey Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Date format Google analytics

I've used a long way: get 3 separate columns: day, month, year.

Convert them into text.

Merge into single column with dots or dashes between columns.

Convert into date format.

jracer007 Member
Member

Re: Date format Google analytics

Thanks, I'll try with that if it works.

jracer007 Member
Member

Re: Date format Google analytics

How did you unite them?

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