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AayWhy
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DAX

Hi,

 

I need help with my DAX. I need to convert whole number to time with length (LEN)/digits ranging from 1 to 4. I wrote this but it's not working:

 

IF(LEN(flights[#"SCHEDULED_DEPARTURE - Copy"])=4,
LEFT(flights[#"SCHEDULED_DEPARTURE - Copy"],2)&":"&RIGHT(flights[#"SCHEDULED_DEPARTURE - Copy"],2),

IF(LEN(flights[#"SCHEDULED_DEPARTURE - Copy"])=3,
LEFT(flights[#"SCHEDULED_DEPARTURE - Copy"],1)&"0:"&RIGHT(flights[#"SCHEDULED_DEPARTURE - Copy"],2),

IF(LEN(flights[#"SCHEDULED_DEPARTURE - Copy"])=2,"00:"&RIGHT(flights[#"SCHEDULED_DEPARTURE - Copy"],2),

"00:0"&RIGHT(flights[#"SCHEDULED_DEPARTURE - Copy"],1)))))

 

I get this in return: "Expression.Error: The name 'IF' wasn't recognized. Make sure it's spelled correctly."

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tackytechtom
Super User
Super User

Hi @AayWhy ,

 

Your code looks good to me. I created a calculated column in DAX with it and got the following result:

tomfox_0-1654024108869.png

 

The only thing I noticed is that you had one parentheses too many.

 

So, this might be a wild guess: Could it be that you are trying to write the logic in M (Power Query) instead of DAX?

 

If so, Power Query uses the following syntax for if clauses:

 

if [ColumnA] = 1 then [ColumnA] else [ColumnB] 

 

Let me know if this helps 🙂

 

/Tom
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tackytechtom
Super User
Super User

Hi @AayWhy ,

 

Your code looks good to me. I created a calculated column in DAX with it and got the following result:

tomfox_0-1654024108869.png

 

The only thing I noticed is that you had one parentheses too many.

 

So, this might be a wild guess: Could it be that you are trying to write the logic in M (Power Query) instead of DAX?

 

If so, Power Query uses the following syntax for if clauses:

 

if [ColumnA] = 1 then [ColumnA] else [ColumnB] 

 

Let me know if this helps 🙂

 

/Tom
https://www.tackytech.blog/
https://www.instagram.com/tackytechtom/



Did I answer your question➡️ Please, mark my post as a solution ✔️

Also happily accepting Kudos 🙂

Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn! linkedIn

#proudtobeasuperuser 

Hi Tomfox,

 

Thank you helping me figure this out, everything is working now. And your guess was right. Still trying to explore Power BI actually.

Thanks again!

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