01-27-2017 09:55 AM
When I create a calculated column as:
Month Abbreviation Day = Format('Date'[Calendar Date],"MMM dd") it has a data type of Text. If I change the data type to Date then I lose the formatting.
How can I make a true date column with the "MMM dd" format?
01-27-2017 10:17 AM - edited 01-27-2017 11:01 AM
Yes FORMAT converts value into text
I didn't see your requested MMM DD Format in the Modeling tab - the closest one I saw was MMMM D
but I suspect you don't want the whole month name.
EDIT: What problem do you encounter when the values are converted into text?
01-27-2017 11:15 AM
Thanks for the response.
I need the labels to be as small as possible since I am trying to display a rolling 30-day X-Axis. If I make them text, then the Continuous X-Axis doesn't work and the users want that since that is what they had it Excel. Always an adventure trying go provide the same functionality. It would be really nice if a custom format could be used instead of just the ones in the drop down.
01-27-2017 11:30 AM - edited 01-27-2017 11:31 AM
Have you tried selecting the Show Items with no data - when placing the Formatted as text column in the Axis