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hkpowerbi
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Month and year field

Hi All,

I have a separate field from the DB for month, another for year. Both of these are text fields, and not date/time. When I bring in month into a visualization, it is sorting by alphabetical order. Any way to get it to sort by Jan, Feb, March, etc? Any workaround? Thanks
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v-jiascu-msft
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Hi @hkpowerbi,

 

Could you please mark the proper answer if it's convenient for you? That will be a help to others.

 

Best Regards!
Dale

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v-jiascu-msft
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Hi @hkpowerbi,

 

We could add a column "MonthNum", then sort month by "MonthNum". It would work.

1. Add "MonthNum" in Query Editor. (Add Conditional Column.)

 

Month and year field.jpg 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Change the type of "MonthNum" into "Whole Number".

3. Click Month, click "Sort by column", choose "MonthNumber".Month and year field2.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Regards!

Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
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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