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GuyAinley
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Invoke Custom Function

Hi

 

I'm trying to use the 'Invoke Custom Function' to populate a new column in a query.  The function requires a date parameter to be passed and a financial period is returned.

 

I've imported the function from a SQL Server database and tested it by passing in date from the selection calendar and the function returns the financial period as expected. When I 'Invoke Custom Function' to add a column and pass in the parameter, changing the parameter setting from 'date/time' to 'Column Name' and selecting my date column, the step completes but it returns errors with the following message;

 

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Does anyone have any ideas about getting around this?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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AlB
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Hi @GuyAinley 

It looks like your Period column is of type date and needs to be converted to datetime, which is the type the function expects

Please mark the question solved when done and consider giving a thumbs up if posts are helpful.

Contact me privately for support with any larger-scale BI needs, tutoring, etc.

Cheers 

 

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GuyAinley
Frequent Visitor

Hi @AlB 

 

Thanks for the response but the value being passed is DateTime and the result (Period) is Int. 

 

I'm still struggling to resolve this, any ideas?

 

Regards 

I found the solution.  The parameter needs to be DateTime and not just Date. 

AlB
Super User III
Super User III

Hi @GuyAinley 

It looks like your Period column is of type date and needs to be converted to datetime, which is the type the function expects

Please mark the question solved when done and consider giving a thumbs up if posts are helpful.

Contact me privately for support with any larger-scale BI needs, tutoring, etc.

Cheers 

 

SU18_powerbi_badge

 

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