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Spyro
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deleting records

Hi all,

 

I am trying to understand if I can physically delete individual values (as opposed to tables or files) within a dataset, through Power BI.

 

My dataset consists of many uniform files that I have combined & loaded into my model, and I know that within all those files there are some specific erroneous values that I'd like to get rid of.  I could do it in the unerlying data in each individual file, but I'd like to avoid that due to the number of files I'd have to open/filter/delete error values/save.  Power BI already has all those individual files grouped into the one dataset, and I know how to isolate with the filters and see the error values in my model in Power BI.  It's now just a question of deleting them.

 

Is there some way to do that?  I need to delete them (as opposed to filter them out) because it unnecessarily complicates all my reporting and new measures.

 

Thanks

Spyro

 

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PhilipTreacy
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Hi @Spyro 

If you have errors in PQ you can right click on the column header and then choose Replace Errors and replace with null

replace-errors.png

If you are wanting to replace specific values then a tediosu way to so it is right click the column header -> Replace Values and replace with null.

Phil


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PhilipTreacy
Super User III
Super User III

Hi @Spyro 

If you have errors in PQ you can right click on the column header and then choose Replace Errors and replace with null

replace-errors.png

If you are wanting to replace specific values then a tediosu way to so it is right click the column header -> Replace Values and replace with null.

Phil


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Got it, thank you.  

amitchandak
Super User IV
Super User IV

No, sorry it wasn't clear. 

I don't want to delete whole rows, only specific values.

Imagine you have a 10X10 table in excel and you want to delete the contents of cell D4, D8 and D10, and keep everything else.  

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