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Spigaw
Helper II
Helper II

Date formatting error when using a PowerBI dataset in Excel

Hello,

 

I uploaded a dataset to PowerBI Web from Excel, it shows as a a proper dataset when viewed online:

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When connecting to it from PowerBI Desktop, the dates are all in the Date format:

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However, when connecting to it from Excel, the dates are considered in a General format, and are unusable:

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Is there any way to force Excel to display the dates in the correct Date format?

 

Please note that every service and app I use (PBI Web, PBI Desktop, Excel) are localised in French.

 

The same goes for all the data of my dataset; I can't use any of the numbers as values. Everything is considered as text / General format.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

 

 

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Spigaw
Helper II
Helper II

I tried three differents methods of uploading the dataset:

  • From PowerBI Desktop
  • The two methods in Excel:

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Still no way to get the correct data format.

 

Deepak_
Helper I
Helper I

Hi @Spigaw ,

Can you please verfy if date are in correct format in power query? 
thanks!

Hi!

I checked and the dates are all in the correct format in the Power Query editor of Power BI. I even tried using the datetimezone format, but still no luck:

 

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Hi @Spigaw ,

I have a found a solution where you have to mark date column as 'Date' Table. Then it appers as date in excel.

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You can also refer this- https://community.fabric.microsoft.com/t5/Service/Analyze-in-Excel-feature-Date-are-not-recognized-i...!

Thanks for the link! I will give it a try this week and reach back to tell you if it worked

Spigaw
Helper II
Helper II

I tried using the dataset with Excel online. For some reason, I was able to aggregate numbers. I saved the file, but when I resume editing in Excel desktop, nothing can be edited (it even stops me from removing the pivot table fields).

 

I'm clueless.

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