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sipati
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Display case sensitive values in DirectQuery PowerBi

Sql Query - 

 

 

CREATE TABLE dbo.abctest (
    id int,
    [name] varchar(20)
);


insert into abctest(id, [name]) values (1, 'tree');
insert into abctest(id, [name]) values (2, 'Tree');
insert into abctest(id, [name]) values (3, 'TRee');
insert into abctest(id, [name]) values (4, 'tReE');

 

 


I am trying to create a DirectQuery PowerBi report, I am unable to preserve cases. All 4 values gets displayed as same.
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I tried this solution - 
Chris Webb's BI Blog: Power BI And Case Sensitivity Chris Webb's BI Blog (crossjoin.co.uk)
It didn't work, as the queries convert to import mode.

I  tried this as well-
Create a Dimension Table with Power Query: Avoid the case sensitivity bug! – The BIccountant
But the issue remained, not sure why this is a recommended solution on many questions, Am I doing something wrong (What Am I supposed to do after creating "MyNewFactTable"? What does it mean by "Make sure to use the new “Index”-columns as your keys in your model."?)

Can anyone help please?

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v-yangliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @sipati ,

 

You can try to select "query settings" in the right pane in power query, delete the "uppercase text" step, or go to the advanced editor to delete such information

#"Uppercased Text" = Table.TransformColumns(#"Changed Type",{{"Contract ID", Text.Upper, type text}})

 

There are also similar questions for you to check. I hope it can help you:

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Table-visualization-and-case-sensitivity/td-p/330455

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Ignore-Case-sensitive-data-in-a-table/td-p/531849

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

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Hi, Thanks for the reply. I don't have such steps which is manipulating the cases, I want to preserve the cases and display them as it is, but powerbi is unable to -

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Also, the actual field is going to be 50 characters long, so it is not possible to compare each character and append zero-width space for each lowercase/uppercase character to manipulate without changing storage mode to import (as Power Query might not support directquery)

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