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dmcnamee
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Convert Jodatime period field to Time

Hi,

 

I'm new to Power BI and to the forum. 

 

I'm pulling data from a PostgreSQL database where one of the fields is a Java Jodatime Period representation. (https://www.joda.org/joda-time/)

 

As can be seen from the screenshot below, this is stored in a varchar(255) as PT30M (representing a Period of 30 minutes. Jodatime Period in DatabaseJodatime Period in Database

 

Has anyone ever worked with converting Jodatime Date/Time representations to something that can be interperted by Power BI?

 

Thanks!

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Mariusz
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Hi @dmcnamee 

To format the column, follow the steps below.
1. Click on abc123 icon in your column.

2. Select "Time" Data Type as below
image.png

Regards,
Mariusz

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dmcnamee
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Hi Marius,

That appears to have done the trick. Thanks!

 

 

jodatime_2.png

 

However, the new Custom Column I just created is of type Text

It would be great if it could be formatted to type Time

 

I've tried the following to convert it to Time

 

Time.FromText([parsed_total_time])

jodatime_3.png

 

 

But it's giving an error: 

 

jodatime_4.png

 

Why is the error stating that it cannot convert the value to type Text, when I'm asking it to convert it to a type Time?

 

Many thanks,

Donal. 

Mariusz
Community Champion
Community Champion

Hi @dmcnamee 

To format the column, follow the steps below.
1. Click on abc123 icon in your column.

2. Select "Time" Data Type as below
image.png

Regards,
Mariusz

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

@Mariusz

That worked a treat!  🙂

Thanks a million for your help, 

Donal. 

Mariusz
Community Champion
Community Champion

Hi @dmcnamee 

You can add a custom column in Query Editor, like below.

 

image.png

 

Regards,
Mariusz

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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