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Power Query - can I convert a text or number to Month in Calendar?

Using Power Query, can I convert a text or number column to a Month in Calendar (date) column? The data look like this:

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Re: Power Query - can I convert a text or number to Month in Calendar?

Hi @MojoGene 

As AlB said, if you have a [year] column, then use this formula

#date([year], [MonthNumber], 1)

 

Best Regards

Maggie

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Re: Power Query - can I convert a text or number to Month in Calendar?

Hi @MojoGene 

You can for instance add a custom column with this code for the column:

= #date(2020, [MonthNumber], 1)

to create the first day that month in 2020. change as required if you want another year or day

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Cheers 

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Re: Power Query - can I convert a text or number to Month in Calendar?

Thanks. That works for 2020. Can hard-coding the year be avoided?

Super User III
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Re: Power Query - can I convert a text or number to Month in Calendar?

Sure, as I said in the previous post, update the year or day with whatever is required

Please mark the question solved when done and consider giving kudos if posts are helpful.

Contact me privately for support with any larger-scale BI needs

Cheers 

 

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Re: Power Query - can I convert a text or number to Month in Calendar?

Hi @MojoGene 

As AlB said, if you have a [year] column, then use this formula

#date([year], [MonthNumber], 1)

 

Best Regards

Maggie

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