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Resolver II
Resolver II

Power BI & Wrike. Cannot convert dates to Date/Time format

I am pulling tasks from Wrike into power BI and the date fields are coming in as text and will not let me convert to date format. I am new to Power BI. Does anyone know how I can successfully convert this in the advanced editor?


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I closed it and reopened and it is now allowing me to convert the data. Issue resolved

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Helper II
Helper II

I am curious how are you connecting wrike with Power BI. Is through any api or a 3rd party software? Even I need to connect to Wrike with Power BI

Super User
Super User

Something's not right because I typed some of your data in manually and it changed type ok in the Power Query editor.


Can you test with these fields

2011-08-12T20:17:46.384Z   2017-12-07T22:27:27Z



When you type it in manually, it automatically makes it a date/time field. When it is imported or pulled from Wrike it comes in as a text field and cannot be converted to date/time. When I manually type this into excel, I cannot convert to date/time either. Once I remove the T and Z from within the timestamp, I can convert in excel but I am not sure how to accomplish this in BI



Hi, im not sure about the errorbut you can remove the T and Z.


In Query Editor, Select your Column and


Go to Replace Value   -- T with Space (Made a Space in the keyboard)


Go to Replace Value -- Z with nothing  (Don't write anything)

Lima - Peru

What message and error data do you get when changing the text type to date/time in the Power Query editor?

The error is in my first post

I closed it and reopened and it is now allowing me to convert the data. Issue resolved

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