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vitexo87
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Post Prodigy

Concatenate Alphabetically

I have two fields of type date and I need to concatenate them, but when I do this they stop being of type date and they happen to be type text, and when I try to convert through power bi is occurring error informing that it is not possible to convert, I tried Convert through the measure but without success, how can I solve this?

 

Column = IndicatorValue [StartDateTime] & "-" & IndicatorValue [EndDateTime]

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v-yuezhe-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

@vitexo87,

This is expected behavior.  After you concatenate two date type fields, the values in the new column are like “2/3/2017-5/1/2017”, which are not valid Date format. Thus you are not able to convert the column form Text type to Date type.

 

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Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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@v-yuezhe-msft

Any suggestions for turning this column into date?

@vitexo87,

It is not possible to convert value such as "2/3/2017-5/6/2017" from text type to Date type as the value is not a valid date value.

Why do you need to concatenate two Date type columns and convert the new column to Date type?

Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

@v-yuezhe-msft

I need because when I play a field of the date type on the filter object the filter does not work as expected 

Hi @vitexo87

Can you add details about your problem with date filter? What tyope of date filter you used? What behavior you've expected and what went wrong?

Maxim Zelensky
excel-inside.pro

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