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lavdeep
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How to extract month name from date

HI,

 

i have colunm where date format "DD/MM/YYYY" i want to extract only month name like this "MMM" formate "Jan"

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PattemManohar
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@lavdeep Please add a new column in Data Pane as below

Month = Format([DateField],”MMM”)




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Thanks for quick response 

 

Month column showing in field list when in enter query editor column not show ??

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@lavdeep  Calculated columns and Tables that are created under Data Pane can't be visible/accessible under Power Query Editor. In that case, add a new field in Power Query Editor to extract the Month as below using "Custom Column" under Add Column tab.

 

= Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "NewFieldNameMMM", each DateTime.ToText([DateField], "MMM"), type text)

 





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so if my date is 24/6/2019 and I would like to get a separate column with the month name fro all the dates.

so i should use the below., rite but in this case I am getting error for the word Format sazing its mispellt.

Format([DateField],”MMM”)

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Hi,

Yours is a calculated column formula (not a M Language formula).  I think you are trying to write that formula in the Query Editor - do not write it there.


Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/excelenthusiasts/

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manvishah17
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@lavdeep You can add month name column both in Dax or power query editor. 
For Pbi Desktop (Dax) you need to add one column and use this 

Month = FORMAT((DateTable[Date]), "mmm").
make sure your date column is in Date Format.
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JaimedelaCasa
New Member

Hi, I have just solved it as follows:

  • Click on Add new customized column
  • Insert the following formula

Date.ToText([YourColumnWithDate], "MMM"), type text)

  • In case you want it to return the whole name of the month, use this:

Date.ToText([YourColumnWithDate], "MMMMM"), type text)

 

Hope it helps!

 

Jaime

DianaCueca
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Hello All,

 

 I'm really new on this. I'm trying to get the month name from two columns using an if function.

 

 I need for example if column "Delivery Type" has "Miami_Xdock" it should bring the month name from column "Leg2 Order Received", if not it should bring month name from Column "Leg1 Actual Delivery Date"

 

 I was trying the two below:

IF(Deliveries_db[Delivery Type]="Miami_Xdock",MONTH([Leg2 Order Received],[Leg1 Actual Delivery Date])) This one didn't work

 
IF(Deliveries_db[Delivery Type]="Miami_Xdock",FORMAT([Leg2 Order Received],[Leg1 Actual Delivery Date])) This one brings only the date for column "Leg1 Actual delivery date" (like the if is not working)
 
Hope you can help!

Hello All,

 

i just solved it myself. I used the below and works perfect

 

MONTH = IF(Deliveries_db[Delivery Type]="Miami_Xdock",FORMAT(Deliveries_db[Leg2 Order Received],"mmmm"),FORMAT(Deliveries_db[Leg1 Actual Delivery Date],"mmmm"))
 
regards!
PattemManohar
Community Champion
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@lavdeep Please add a new column in Data Pane as below

Month = Format([DateField],”MMM”)




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Anonymous
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its not working for me. I am still getting dates

@Anonymous Please provide more details of your issue, sample data or screenshot of the error/logic that you have used.

Note - Make sure you date column is of type Date datatype instead of Text datatype.




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pbiforum.PNGHello, 

I am new to Power BI and learning. In the screenshot u will find the 3 tables in which the center one is the bridge table.

Now I want to find the which and the number of jobs(jobname) under which assignee group got finished, cancelled (Status Attribute).

so if my date is 24/6/2019 and I would like to get a separate column with the month name fro all the dates.

so i should use the below., rite but in this case I am getting error for the word Format sazing its mispellt.

Format([DateField],”MMM”)

Hi,

Yours is a calculated column formula (not a M Language formula).  I think you are trying to write that formula in the Query Editor - do not write it there.


Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/excelenthusiasts/

Thanks for quick response 

 

Month column showing in field list when in enter query editor column not show ??

@lavdeep  Calculated columns and Tables that are created under Data Pane can't be visible/accessible under Power Query Editor. In that case, add a new field in Power Query Editor to extract the Month as below using "Custom Column" under Add Column tab.

 

= Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "NewFieldNameMMM", each DateTime.ToText([DateField], "MMM"), type text)

 





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