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NickFel
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Convert column from Text to Date

Ok I have a column in my data that has the year and month of an item captured.

The issue is that it is a text field that lists it as text in this format:

YYMM

 

I know I could split these and recombine them in the correct order and format it as date but that would take several steps.

 

Is there a more efficient way to perform this funtion?

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Sean
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Are all the years in the 2000s ?

 

you may have to modify the above if your column is only the last 2 year digits - YYMM

 

Column = DATE("20"&LEFT([Test],2), RIGHT([Test],2), 1)

 

YYMM 2 DATE.png 

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SqlJason
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If the column is called [Test] and if the format is YYYYMM, I generally do

 

= DATE(LEFT([Test],4), RIGHT([Test],2),1)

 

 Careful about the year though. In your case, you only have YY instead of YYYY, so might have to concatenate 19 or 20 based on what you want.

Sean
Community Champion
Community Champion

Are all the years in the 2000s ?

 

you may have to modify the above if your column is only the last 2 year digits - YYMM

 

Column = DATE("20"&LEFT([Test],2), RIGHT([Test],2), 1)

 

YYMM 2 DATE.png 

NickFel
Frequent Visitor

Thanks this woked

 

Interesting I'm getting an error that the name date wasn't recognized?

Forgot to tell you,  I did this in DAX (the modelling side) and not in M (query editor side)

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