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Issues to convert data type text to date

Hi all,

 

Currently, I'm facing issues in converting data type to date. The data sources are from sql which have varchar data type. As for now, I could not change data type in date from sql. Therefore, I need to find solution to convert data type to directly from power BI. But could not execute as well. This data is use for generate value for my colum field "status". Below are the screenshort for my issues in which currently the data type are in text. 

 

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Re: Issues to convert data type text to date

Hi @anis_keyna,

 

From the error message, the STATUS is a measure instead of calculated column, right? 

 

You need to use aggregate function in the measure eg: MAX() 

 

STATUS=IF(MAX('Shipment Planning'[ACT_MVT_DATE])<>BLANK(),"3",
IF(MAX('Shipment Planning'[CONT_NO])<>BLANK(),"2",
IF(MAX('Shipment Planning'[CONT_NO])=BLANK(),"1")))

 

If you create a calculated column, then it's fine to use your own DAX. Please refer to this blog:https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/calculated-columns-and-measures-in-dax/

 

In Power BI desktop, to convert TEXT date value to DATE type, you can select the date column, then click below option: 

q1.PNG

 

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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Moderator
Posts: 9,181
Registered: ‎03-06-2016

Re: Issues to convert data type text to date

Hi @anis_keyna,

 

From the error message, the STATUS is a measure instead of calculated column, right? 

 

You need to use aggregate function in the measure eg: MAX() 

 

STATUS=IF(MAX('Shipment Planning'[ACT_MVT_DATE])<>BLANK(),"3",
IF(MAX('Shipment Planning'[CONT_NO])<>BLANK(),"2",
IF(MAX('Shipment Planning'[CONT_NO])=BLANK(),"1")))

 

If you create a calculated column, then it's fine to use your own DAX. Please refer to this blog:https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/calculated-columns-and-measures-in-dax/

 

In Power BI desktop, to convert TEXT date value to DATE type, you can select the date column, then click below option: 

q1.PNG

 

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
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Re: Issues to convert data type text to date

Thanks ! Its working now