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Converting text into date

I have fetched ata from data source as text. In the power Query I want to conver it into a date

in the first row actual date 2024-10-01 and in the second row 2024-09-01

I tried to use date.Fromtext function but it is giving an error


Help is really appreaiate. @amitchandak @Greg_Deckler @Ashish_Mathur 


Thank you so much in advance.

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I just changed the data type and it worked fine.  See the images below


Ashish Mathur
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Responsive Resident

Hi @Uddhavchitre 
You could use ,

CONVERT Dax Function.
it will crack your queries


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Super User

The Date.FromText function expects the text date to be in a specific format.

To convert the text date in the format "2024-10-01" into a date in Power Query, you can try the following steps:

  1. Select the column with the text dates.
  2. Go to the "Transform" tab in the Power Query Editor.
  3. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the column header and select "Date".
  4. Select "Using Locale" and then choose the appropriate locale for your date format (e.g., "en-US" for "mm/dd/yyyy" or "en-GB" for "dd/mm/yyyy").
  5. In the "Date and Time" dialog box, select "Custom" and then enter the date format that matches the text dates in your data source (in this case, "yyyy-MM-dd").
  6. Click "OK" to convert the text dates to date values.

If you still encounter issues with the conversion, please provide me with more details about the error message that you are receiving, and the steps that you have followed so far.

Thank you so much for you reply @MAwwad 

I could follow till step no. 4

It would be really nice if you can explain the step 5 with more details.

I am attaching current screen shot of the power query page



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