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Fahad5
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Expressions that yield variant data-type cannot be used to define calculated columns.

Hi all,

 

Please help below function is getting error,

 

Please help me.

 

Partition-1 = IF(ISBLANK(TOKENFLEX_COUNT[Partition_1]),FORMAT(TODAY()-1,"yyyymmdd"),TOKENFLEX_COUNT[Partition_1])
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AlexisOlson
Super User
Super User

You'll get this error if the result-if-true and the result-if-false arguments of IF return different data types, for example, text when true and a number when false.

 

If you want to return text in the case of a blank, then you need to also return text when it's not blank too. You could use FORMAT there as well. For example,

Partition-1 =
VAR Partition = TOKENFLEX_COUNT[Partition_1]
RETURN
    IF (
        ISBLANK ( Partition ),
        FORMAT ( TODAY () - 1, "yyyymmdd" ),
        FORMAT ( Partition, "Standard" )
    )

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AlexisOlson
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Super User

You'll get this error if the result-if-true and the result-if-false arguments of IF return different data types, for example, text when true and a number when false.

 

If you want to return text in the case of a blank, then you need to also return text when it's not blank too. You could use FORMAT there as well. For example,

Partition-1 =
VAR Partition = TOKENFLEX_COUNT[Partition_1]
RETURN
    IF (
        ISBLANK ( Partition ),
        FORMAT ( TODAY () - 1, "yyyymmdd" ),
        FORMAT ( Partition, "Standard" )
    )
VahidDM
Super User
Super User

Hi @Fahad5 

 

Try this:

Partition-1 =
IF(
    ISBLANK( [Partition_1] ),
    FORMAT( TODAY() - 1, "yyyymmdd" ),
    [Partition_1]
)

 

If this post helps, please consider accepting it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Appreciate your Kudos!!
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