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developing a report in power bi service - data types?

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is there a way of converting a data type in the service.

 

I sucked in an excel file into the data sets,  but i want to convert the decimal to currency, is there a way to do this?  The issue is that i have set the currency in excel but the service doesn't seem to be inheriting the currency, only the numerical format.

 

 

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Re: developing a report in power bi service - data types?

y@vanessafvg hello, is not possible!

 

You can only change the field type into power bi desktop. 

 

My suggest: you could download a .pbix file in service, change it and republish. 

 

Take a look how to do this below:  print4.png

 

 

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Re: developing a report in power bi service - data types?

y@vanessafvg hello, is not possible!

 

You can only change the field type into power bi desktop. 

 

My suggest: you could download a .pbix file in service, change it and republish. 

 

Take a look how to do this below:  print4.png

 

 

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Re: developing a report in power bi service - data types?

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@henriquesilveir thanks for your response, but unfortunately not possible to do on a mac

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Re: developing a report in power bi service - data types?

Hi @vanessafvg,

 

How did you format it in the Excel?

I did it by right-click the column and choose "Format Cells". The format seems still valid in the Service. Please refer to the snapshot below.

developing-a-report-in-power-bi-service-data-types

 

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Re: developing a report in power bi service - data types?

@v-jiascu-msft yep i tried that but it didn't work ta

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Re: developing a report in power bi service - data types?

Hi @vanessafvg,

 

That's strange. Totally work in my side. I would suggest you create a support ticket here. Maybe something is wrong.

create-ATicket

 

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Re: developing a report in power bi service - data types?

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@v-jiascu-msft definitely doesn't work, i just retried, works in neither the desktop nor serivce, it comes through as a whole number.  I need it to be currency - someone else tried it and didn't work for them either.

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Re: developing a report in power bi service - data types?

Hi @vanessafvg,

 

Can you share the Excel file? Only a little piece is needed that can reproduce the issue. BTW, I have Excel 2016. The contents in Excel are formatted as a table.

 

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@v-jiascu-msft i created an excel file with 2 row with 2 columns in and formatted it as table, it was dummy data and saved it that is excel 2016, not to sure if the sharing will resolved this,  because it was really simple nothing complicated.   if you send me your email i can send it to you thank you Smiley Happy