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## Force decimal instead of integer

I've been both trying and searching for hours, but I can't seem to figure out how to make my measure return a decimal number instead of an integer. In both Card and Table views, its only returning whole numbers (0.3 => 0 and 1.6 => 2)

My measure is using the / divide operator which should result in a decimal but its only returning an int, and no casting function appears to be available when I'm looking..

My measure looks like "Store Coverage = inventory_waypoint[Waypoints Captured Today] / inventory_waypoint[Enabled_Waypoints]"

And those two are actually measures themselves

Waypoints Captured Today = SUM(inventory_waypoint[Captured_Today])*1.0

(I tried adding the 1.0* to see if that would make it into a float but no luck..)

Enabled_Waypoints = CALCULATE(count(inventory_waypoint[id]), ALLEXCEPT(inventory_waypoint, inventory_waypoint[enabled]))

And those are based on some calculated columns (the rest are real columns)

Captured_Today = If(inventory_waypoint[DaysOldC]<=1, 1, 0)

and

DaysOldC = Day(NOW() - 7/24) - Day(inventory_waypoint[last_captured])

I tried to see if there might be some way to edit in the query editor window but didn't see anything there either (especially since these calculated columns/measures don't even show up there). I'm new to PowerBI so any help is very appreciated 😃

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@thavidu

Store Coverage = 10/3  should be a decimal number already.

In your screenshot, underneath "Decimal Number", Decimal Places is set to zero. Increasing that should increase the number of decimal places displayed for that measure.

In general, when calculating INTEGER / INTEGER, Power BI should convert both numerator and denominator to REAL before performing the calculation (according to this page).

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Super User IV

In the data model, select your measure. Click "Modeling" tab. Click the drop down for Data Type in the ribbon and switch it to "Decimal Number". Should default to 2 decimal places but you can control that as well.

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DataType isn't enabled as an option, only Format (which I just changed to "Decimal Number" and it had no effect). I see the DataType option on calculated columns, but not on measures.

To simplify the problem, I created a measure as this:

`Store Coverage = 10/3`

Which displays value 3 on my table and card, even though I've selected "Decimal Number" as the format in the ribbon above.

Screenshot is attached for reference-- any ideas? 😃

Super User I

@thavidu

Store Coverage = 10/3  should be a decimal number already.

In your screenshot, underneath "Decimal Number", Decimal Places is set to zero. Increasing that should increase the number of decimal places displayed for that measure.

In general, when calculating INTEGER / INTEGER, Power BI should convert both numerator and denominator to REAL before performing the calculation (according to this page).

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New Member

Thanks guys!! That did the trick.

New Member

Hi,

The option to increase decimal number for POWER BI Desktop isn't available.

Any other tips of how to increase decimal numbers?

I need numbers to appear as 3 decimal. Example: 0,121

Super User IV

In the data model, is the Data Type "Decimal Number"? Also, is the Format set to "Decimal Number"?

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Hi,

There is no option to add decimal... I need 3 but appears only two.

Know when you pass the mouse in the chart and the values appears? In this box, always appears with only 2 decimal, and I need 3...

I'm trying to add my print screen here but it's not possible...

Thank you!

Super User IV

You mean this is not possible?

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