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tex628 Senior Member
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Dataflow decimal formatting

Hello! 

I've got several tables uploaded to PBI dataflows and further using them for a report. 

The columns that are in decimal format are not coming out correctly in PBI Desktop:

Skärmklipp1.PNGPBI DesktopSkärmklipp2.PNGPBI Dataflows

Do we know what causes this to occur and how to possibly fix it?

Br,
Johannes

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sebadb9 Frequent Visitor
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Re: Dataflow decimal formatting

I'm experiencing the exact same problem. I use dataflows, power BI desktop and then I publish to power BI service.

I use Locale for import: Dutch (Belgium), in power BI desktop.

 

this makes dataflows unusable until fixed. Smiley Sad

 

for more info see my post below:

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Dataflows-UK-US-Date-Format/idc-p/586344/highlight/true#M362...

 

 

@MatthewRoche is de product development team aware of this issue? 

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Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
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Re: Dataflow decimal formatting

@tex628,

I am unable to reproduce this issue on my side. Have you  changed the type of the columns in Dataflow to decimal number?

0.PNGSource excel file1.PNGdataflow2.PNGdataflow3.PNGPower BI Desktop

Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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tex628 Senior Member
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Re: Dataflow decimal formatting

My source is MSSQL Server. So that might be a factor. But this is the formatting settings: 

Skärmklipp2.PNGDataflowsSkärmklipp.PNGDataflows
Skärmklipp3.PNGPBI Desktop

Previous image is taken with raw data from flows, no transformations

Skärmklipp4.PNGPrevious image is taken with raw data from flows, no transformations

Any idea's?

Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
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Re: Dataflow decimal formatting

@tex628,

What data type do you set for the column in SQL Server? Could you please the original sample data in SQL Server table? It seems that you store whole numbers as decimal number in SQL Server table.

Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
sebadb9 Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Dataflow decimal formatting

I'm experiencing the exact same problem. I use dataflows, power BI desktop and then I publish to power BI service.

I use Locale for import: Dutch (Belgium), in power BI desktop.

 

this makes dataflows unusable until fixed. Smiley Sad

 

for more info see my post below:

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Dataflows-UK-US-Date-Format/idc-p/586344/highlight/true#M362...

 

 

@MatthewRoche is de product development team aware of this issue? 

tex628 Senior Member
Senior Member

Re: Dataflow decimal formatting

Thanks for the information @sebadb9, a fix would be wonderfull. 

/ Johannes