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domisj Frequent Visitor
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Power BI Desktop Thousands Separator problem

Hello, 

 

i have received problem with thousands separator. Converting text to decimal. I seems, that symbol is not "space". I have made detail video: https://youtu.be/T3yWRLUqzz8 any ideas?

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waltheed
Advisor

Re: Power BI Desktop Thousands Separator problem

Hi,

You solved the problem in Power Query. That's good. 🙂

But if you want to know what kind of character it is, you can paste the original text in NotePad++. That tool is able to show all strange and "invisible" characters.

 

Cheers, Edgar Walther
Power BI User Group Netherlands
domisj Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI Desktop Thousands Separator problem

Thank you for your reply, but NotePad++(with option "Show All Characters") doesn't showing nothing unusual, just regular space.

notepadpp.png

Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
Moderator

Re: Power BI Desktop Thousands Separator problem

Hi @domisj,

Based on your video and screenshot, the symbol is not space, it just looks like “space” in Power BI Desktop.

To investigate more details about the symbol, you can use HEX-Editor in Notepad++ to view the sample data 1 006,956, then compare the Ascii codes of the symbol and “space”. For more details about ASCII description, please review this blog.

Thanks,
Lydia Zhang

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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domisj Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI Desktop Thousands Separator problem

@v-yuezhe-msft,

 

yes it's not "space", but i believe Power BI "web connector" is taking data with wrong encoding, or just replacing it on the way, because data taken directly from web has 20 hex code (space) and data taken from Power BI - A0.

 

Short video about this:

https://youtu.be/nmYj23wMPgg

domisj Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Power BI Desktop Thousands Separator problem

By the way, this problem appears not in all workplaces, so i think this is some kind problem with regional settings and Power BI Desktop "web connector". I can provide more info or even make video.

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