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DavidCameron
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Creating a custom column with a New word if date column is empty or null

Hi, Trying to manage data that is missing info.  I have one column that shows type of 'termintaed' or 'new hire'.  I have another column that shows 'acquired date' .  The column that shows acquired date is for existing employees of a new company that we bought so they are really not a new hire.  I want to take the column with the current terminated or new hire, and add a new option in the column of aquired, based on if there is date in the 'acquired date' field.  Its got dates, blanks and null in it.

 

The columns are all in the same table.  Do I do this in query editor or a dax measure or column in desktop?  And what would be the formula?

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v-jayw-msft
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Hi @DavidCameron ,

 

You could create a calculated column using IF() and ISBLANK() function.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/if-function-dax 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/isblank-function-dax 

 

Best Regards,

Jay

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v-jayw-msft
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Hi @DavidCameron ,

 

You could create a calculated column using IF() and ISBLANK() function.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/if-function-dax 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/isblank-function-dax 

 

Best Regards,

Jay

Community Support Team _ Jay
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lbendlin
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You do that in Power Query Editor, or in DAX as a calculated column (not as a measure)

Please provide sanitized sample data that fully covers your issue. Paste the data into a table in your post or use one of the file services. Please show the expected outcome.

 

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