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## Display up to two decimal but not by rounding

Hi,

Is there a way Power Query can display Decimal Numbers up to 2 decimal point and not achieve this task by rounding.

For example, if the value is 1.2368, I want to see 1.23 so that when I compare this value with another column that contains 1.23 too, the subtraction should result a 0.

I tried doing this by using Number.Round. So it rounds 1.2368 to 1.24 and when I compare it with another column containing 1.23 there is a difference of 0.01.

Thank you in advance.

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Try this:

```let
Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMtQzMjYxNVOK1QGzzcwtLGFsI0tLIDsWAA==", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Number = _t]),
#"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Number", type text}}),
#"Extracted First Characters" = Table.TransformColumns(#"Changed Type", {{"Number", each Text.Start(_, 4), type text}}),
#"Changed Type1" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Extracted First Characters",{{"Number", type number}})
in
#"Changed Type1"```

Basically, convert to text. Extract first 4 characters, then convert back to a decimal number. Presto, chango, truncate without rounding.

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Try this:

```let
Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMtQzMjYxNVOK1QGzzcwtLGFsI0tLIDsWAA==", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Number = _t]),
#"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Number", type text}}),
#"Extracted First Characters" = Table.TransformColumns(#"Changed Type", {{"Number", each Text.Start(_, 4), type text}}),
#"Changed Type1" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Extracted First Characters",{{"Number", type number}})
in
#"Changed Type1"```

Basically, convert to text. Extract first 4 characters, then convert back to a decimal number. Presto, chango, truncate without rounding.

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Hi @Greg_Deckler this is a great solution - exactly what im looking for however as Im a bit of a power bi novice can you please alloborate on where/how you use this solution? Many thanks 🙂

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Thanks @Greg_Deckler. It worked for me.

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CAN U SHARE HOW U SOLVED

@smpa01 wrote:

Thanks @Greg_Deckler. It worked for me.

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@Anonymousyou can follow the solution

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Hi @smpa01,

In the modeling tab you can define what is the number of decimals you want to see in your decimal numbers just select 2, this is also achievable in each of the visuals by selecting the formating option in the data setup.

This can be used for columns or measures.

Regards,

MFelix

Regards

Miguel Félix

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Thanks @MFelix for the response. I was looking for possible solution if exists in Power Query. Nonetheless I wanted to try it out the way you advised. But it did not yield what I was looking for.

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