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Helper I
Helper I

Duration Format in Query doesn't stick




I have created a column in my query editor which I am able to format as a duration as follows days:hours:minutes:seconds   but when I close & apply the same column no longer has that format, it is now a decimal and I can't seem to find a way to turn it back into a duration.


Has anyone experianced this and knows how to solve?


Thanks 🙂 

Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @Polly,


Currently, duration type is not supported in Power BI Report/Data view as in Query Editor. Here is the idea shared on Power BI Ideas forum. You can vote it up and add your comments there to improve Power BI on this feature.


In addition, here is a similar thread in which some workarounds are mentioned. Could you go to check if it helps in your scenario? Smiley Happy



I feared that would be the case! Thank you

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