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JimB-GA
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converting text to numeric conditionally

Good day community,

 

I have a text column that contains numeric data (as text) as well as alphanumeric data.  I have tried to convert the text column to numeric, but receive error messages on rows that are alphanumeric.  Is there any way to set the alphanumeric values to null and then convert the column to numeric?

 

Thanks to all for your help.

 

Jim Blackburn

 

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
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@JimB-GA,

Create a custom column using this formula below, then you can convert this custom column to numeric

try Number.FromText([Text]) otherwise null

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v-xicai
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Hi @JimB-GA ,

 

Is the content structure of your text column is regular? If yes, you can try to use Replace Value or Split Column by special symbol(such as space, _..... ), or using DAX function such as SUBSTITUTE,FIND,MID, and so on. Or could you please show your sample data or screenshots for further analysis?

 

Best Regards,

Amy

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

Anonymous
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@JimB-GA,

Create a custom column using this formula below, then you can convert this custom column to numeric

try Number.FromText([Text]) otherwise null

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