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jrduboue
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Converting specific text string to date in PowerQuery

Hello all,

 

I have a text column with dates in the current format: "mddyyyy" or "mmddyyyy" or "0" (to indicate no date in the cell). Can I get assistance with how to convert these text strings into date values in the format "mm/dd/yyyy" or "null".

 

Example: 2012016 to 02/01/2016 and 0 to null or blank

 

Thank you in advance.

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v-shex-msft
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Hi @jrduboue,

 

You can try to use below formula to format the value:

 

    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type1", "Custom", each Text.Start([DateString],Text.Length([DateString])-6)&"/"& Text.Start(Text.End([DateString],6),2)&"/"&Text.End(Text.End([DateString],6),4)),
    #"Replaced Value" = Table.ReplaceValue(#"Added Custom",0,null,Replacer.ReplaceValue,{"Value"})

 

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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v-shex-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @jrduboue,

 

You can try to use below formula to format the value:

 

    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type1", "Custom", each Text.Start([DateString],Text.Length([DateString])-6)&"/"& Text.Start(Text.End([DateString],6),2)&"/"&Text.End(Text.End([DateString],6),4)),
    #"Replaced Value" = Table.ReplaceValue(#"Added Custom",0,null,Replacer.ReplaceValue,{"Value"})

 

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
If this post helps, please consider accept as solution to help other members find it more quickly.

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