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Seweb
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Change the Data Type in a Visual

Hello Community,

 

i am a beginner with PowerBI and i have the following problem. I want to change the Data Type of my visual to Currency but every post and every video i looked up its done in the 'Modeling' tab. But for me there is no such option. I dont know if i have any settings wrong but i didnt change anything after the setup...

when i select the visual my 'Modeling' tab only contains the following options

Seweb_0-1662193764133.png

 

 

It would be really nice if someone can help me so i dont have to lose sleep over this 🙂

 

Thank you in advance 

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Hi @Seweb,

 

Please see the date of the video, it is about 3 years old.

 

The ribbon has changed since then. Microsoft comes up with an update nearly every single month.

 

The screenshot that I have shared is from the Aug 2022 version, so you should be good to go.

 

Hope my response helped you out.

 

Thank you,

Vishesh Jain

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If yes, then please mark my post as a solution!

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Vishesh Jain

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visheshjain
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Hi @Seweb,

 

First of all welcome to the community and Power BI!

 

Now for your problem, I do not think that you can change the data type of a 'visual'.

You can change the data type of a measure or a column.

In order to do that click on the measure or column and this should appear on the ribbon.

 

Screenshot (398).png

 

When it comes to columns you can change the data type from the power query in the back end as well.

 

Hoping you won't lose sleep over it and that it solves your issue. If it did then please do mark it as the best answer, so that others can reach the solution faster.

 

Thank you,

Vishesh Jain

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If yes, then please mark my post as a solution!

Thank you,
Vishesh Jain

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Hello @visheshjain ,

 

thank you so much for your reply! ok thats weird, because i watched a beginner tutorial and in that video the person was somehow able to change the data type of a visual.

This was how his Modeling tab was structered after he clicked on the visual:

Seweb_0-1662216790165.png

Just for reference: This is the video with timestamp :

https://youtu.be/AGrl-H87pRU?t=1717

 

I really don't understand why i am missing these functions 😞

 

Kind regards

Hi @Seweb,

 

Please see the date of the video, it is about 3 years old.

 

The ribbon has changed since then. Microsoft comes up with an update nearly every single month.

 

The screenshot that I have shared is from the Aug 2022 version, so you should be good to go.

 

Hope my response helped you out.

 

Thank you,

Vishesh Jain

Did I answer your question?
If yes, then please mark my post as a solution!

Thank you,
Vishesh Jain

Proud to be a Super User!



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