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VincentCeul
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IF formula for Custom Column error

My goal is to replace empty date values in a table to a custom date value (31/12/9999 e.g.) by adding a new column where I use an IF function.

 

The new column should be composed out of '31/12/9999' is the value in column X is blank, while if the value in column X is not blank, the column should take the value that is in column X.

 

The custom column formula I use is IF ( ISBLANK ([Date Finished]) , ("31/12/9999"), [Date Finished]), but I receive the error: Expression.Error: The name 'IF' wasn't recognized. Make sure it's spelled correctly.

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manikumar34
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@VincentCeul 

 

IF ( ISBLANK ([Date Finished]) , DATE(9999,12,31), [Date Finished])

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/date-function-dax

 

Refre the above link to learn about DATE function

 

Regards, 

Manikumar





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I don not see where this helps my problem? 🙂

amitchandak
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@VincentCeul , Try like

IF ( ISBLANK ([Date Finished]) , date(9999,12,31), [Date Finished])



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Any more ideas?  @amitchandak 

@VincentCeul , 

 

You are trying DAX in Power query. 

 

Please use the same DAX with Calculated column. 

 

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Manikumar





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@VincentCeul , That was DAX.

 

Try this on Power Query

if [Date Finished] =null then Date.FromText("9999-12-31") else [Date Finished]



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Dear, I still receive the same error. If something wrong with my settings?

 

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