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OneWealthPlace Frequent Visitor
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Transform date to YYYY-MM

Hi,

 

I'm just starting wiht PowerBI desktop.

 

My request :

-I have an excel file including a Date

-I load it in PBI GOOD.

-I want to create a field 'month date'

 

I'm triing infor shared on https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Transform-date-to-MM-YYYY/m-p/205311#M90409

but it failed each time : FORMAT function unknown.

 

additionnal info : my power BI is in French, I cannot find a way to change to english. could be the issue.

 

 

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v-xjiin-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Transform date to YYYY-MM

Hi @OneWealthPlace,

 

One more thing you should be noticed that, when you use FORMAT() function to transform the date. It will be a text type value not a date any more.

 

So if you still want to keep it as date. You can try the build in "MMMM yyyy" date format. Choose your date column, go to Modeling and you can find this date format at Format option.

 

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Thanks,
Xi Jin.

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Floriankx Established Member
Established Member

Re: Transform date to YYYY-MM

The link you shared is for PowerQuery not PowerBI.

 

Dax should be: =FORMAT(DateColumn;"YYYY-MM")

 

Best regards.

v-xjiin-msft Super Contributor
Super Contributor

Re: Transform date to YYYY-MM

Hi @OneWealthPlace,

 

One more thing you should be noticed that, when you use FORMAT() function to transform the date. It will be a text type value not a date any more.

 

So if you still want to keep it as date. You can try the build in "MMMM yyyy" date format. Choose your date column, go to Modeling and you can find this date format at Format option.

 

 4.PNG

 

Thanks,
Xi Jin.