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Nosh10
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Integer not Converting to Decimal

Whole Number to Decimal.GIFHello, 

 

I have a file, and one of the columns has decimal points. However, Power BI uploaded the column as a whole number. I changed the column in the data tab to reflect a decimal number, but nothing changed. Please see attached. 

 

 

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Syndicate_Admin
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Hi @Nosh10 ,

It looks like you've changed the data type and adjusted the number of decimal places on the power bi desktop, it looks normal.

decimal.png

Do you mean it doesn't work in the filter like the yellow part?

If so, when the initial data is 1,2,3.. , even if you change the data type as a decimal number, it will not be reflected in the power query editor and the data view filter. However, you can see the 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 ... in the slicer visual.

data view filter.pngData view filter will not reflect the initial 1 as 1.0slicer.pngcutter can do it

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Yingjie Li

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v-yingjl
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Hi @Nosh10 ,

It seems like you have changed the data type and adjusted the number of decimal places in power bi desktop, it looks like normal.

decimal.png

Did you mean it not work in the filter like the yellow part?

If so, when the initial data is 1,2,3.. , even if you change the data type as decimal number, it will not reflect in power query editor and data view filter. However, you can see the 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 ... in the slicer visual.

data view filter will not reflect the initial 1 as 1.0data view filter will not reflect the initial 1 as 1.0slicer can do itslicer can do it

Best Regards,
Yingjie Li

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I solved the issue. I needed to update the data in the advanced editor. 

Nosh10
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query editor.GIF

camargos88
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Hi @Nosh10 ,

 

Check on Query Editor the steps converting data types, perhaps it's converting there. If yes, just change the type.



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Hi! Thanks. I changed the data type in the query editor as well, and no luck. Can you provide any work arounds?

Hi @Nosh10 ,

 

Can you share the pbix ? If no, take a print of Query Editor, to check the applied steps.



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Please see below for view of query editor

@Nosh10 , Right-Click on the table, you will see Advanced Editor option. You will see a text like this

 

let
Source = Excel.Workbook(File.Contents("...bi\decimal.xlsx"), null, true),
Sheet1_Sheet = Source{[Item="Sheet1",Kind="Sheet"]}[Data],
#"Promoted Headers" = Table.PromoteHeaders(Sheet1_Sheet, [PromoteAllScalars=true]),
#"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Promoted Headers",{{"Number", type number}, {"Number1", type number}, {"Name", type text}})
in
#"Changed Type"

 

You will see {"Order No", Int64.Type} replace with that {"Order No", type number},

@Nosh10 can you make sure that once you changed the column to decimal number, make sure decimal point value is not zero, make it 1 or 2, depending on your needs:

 

image.png

 

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