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achristopherson
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How to format Phone Numbers?

What is the recommended way to format phone numbers? Power BI keeps trying to treat them as decimals or whole numbers. Currently, the numbers are in a string format with no spacing or hyphens. 

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v-piga-msft
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Hi @achristopherson,

 

Two approaches could format the phone number.

 

Assuming that your Phonen umber is "111222333", you want to have the format of "111-222-3333". You could refer to the ways below.

 

1. In Power Query, split that one column into 3 and add a new custom column.

 

Untitled1.png

 

Note: you need to change the Phonenumber.1,Phonenumber.2 and Phonenumber.2.2 to text type, then add the custom column.

 

2. With Dax expression, change that column1 to  decimal type and use FORMAT(TABLE[PHONENO],"###-###-####")

 

Capture.PNG

 

Hope it can help you!

 

Best regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-piga-msft
Resident Rockstar
Resident Rockstar

Hi @achristopherson,

 

Two approaches could format the phone number.

 

Assuming that your Phonen umber is "111222333", you want to have the format of "111-222-3333". You could refer to the ways below.

 

1. In Power Query, split that one column into 3 and add a new custom column.

 

Untitled1.png

 

Note: you need to change the Phonenumber.1,Phonenumber.2 and Phonenumber.2.2 to text type, then add the custom column.

 

2. With Dax expression, change that column1 to  decimal type and use FORMAT(TABLE[PHONENO],"###-###-####")

 

Capture.PNG

 

Hope it can help you!

 

Best regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Great, thank you for your help!

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