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paris
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Add a custom column

Hi All,

 

I would like to add a custom column in query.I have shipping date in sales table - unfortunately original formt is text and day and month is otherway around. 

 

So I wrote  the following Custom column fomular like I did in table .. but it does not work in query. 

"Expression.Error:The name'date' wasn't recognized. Make sure it'spelled correctly."

 

=date(year([Date]),DAY([Date]),MONTH([Date]))

 

What it went wrong?

 

All the best,

LoveParis

 

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HotChilli
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"day and month is otherway around" Can you show us a date exactly please?

Hi HotChilli,

 

Thank you for your message. It looks like this. The original data is stored as text and when I try to convert to date by Data Type, I get 6 Jan 2019 while it is supposed to be 1 Jun 2019. I want to add new column and amend it in query. 

 

Annotation 2019-08-15 100053.png

 

All the best,

LoveParis

Hi @paris , 

To try to match your issue, I created a table in Excel with date as a text field.

Date1.PNG

Then used PQ to bring it into PBI and it was brought in as a date field and formatted correctly.

Date2.PNG

So, I changed it back to a text field in the query.

Date3.PNG

And then changed it back to a date field.  It formatted correctly.

date4.PNG

It seems to be working as expected...can you provide us more detail?

Thanks,

@Nathaniel_C 





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Hi @paris ,

You might also check your regional settings:

Choose the locale for importing data into Power BI Desktop
  1. In Power BI Desktop, go to File > Options and settings > Options.
  2. Under Current file, select Regional Settings.
  3. In the Locale for import box, select a different locale.
  4. date5.PNG

If this solves your issue, please consider marking this as the solution.

@Nathaniel_C 





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