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Anonymous
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Convert a column with numbers and text values to decimal values

Hi

I have an issue with converting the data type of a column. The column contains numeric values (decimals) and one text value (NA). I want to keep the NA's as that accurately represents the nature of the data. However, when I try to convert this column to fixed decimal, it returns an error for all text values. 

Is there a way that I can keep NA's and convert numeric values into fixed decimal type? 

Thanks!

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Icey
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

Just as what @az38 mentioned, it is not supported in Power BI.

One workaround, create a measure like so:

Measure = 
VAR Data_ = SUM('Table'[Column1 - Copy])
RETURN 
IF(ISBLANK(Data_),"N/A",Data_)

NA.JPG

 

 

Best regards

Icey

 

If this post helps, then consider Accepting it as the solution to help other members find it faster.

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Icey
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

Just as what @az38 mentioned, it is not supported in Power BI.

One workaround, create a measure like so:

Measure = 
VAR Data_ = SUM('Table'[Column1 - Copy])
RETURN 
IF(ISBLANK(Data_),"N/A",Data_)

NA.JPG

 

 

Best regards

Icey

 

If this post helps, then consider Accepting it as the solution to help other members find it faster.

az38
Community Champion
Community Champion

@Anonymous  no, there is no such way to get text value as any number


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amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@Anonymous , one idea is to  extract number from it and mark the new column as decimal column. You have to add code to get decimal too

https://eriksvensen.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/extraction-of-number-or-text-from-a-column-with-both-text-and-number-powerquery-powerbi/

 

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