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cbouichi
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Helper IV

Query error editor

Hallo everybody,

 

I have some rows that contains some simple errors.

some colums have the number properties. in some of the rows are filled with -.

This creates an error. so i want to replace - with empty cell but cant replace it with the command replace values.

Because when i type - it will not except the input because its not a number.

 

What is the correct way to solve this kind of errors?

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v-yulgu-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @cbouichi,

 

Please change the data type of that field from "Any" to "Text" before replacing values. Then, you can replace "-" with "0" or empty. After replacing, you can change the data type to "Whole number".

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Best regards,

Yuliana Gu

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v-yulgu-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @cbouichi,

 

Please change the data type of that field from "Any" to "Text" before replacing values. Then, you can replace "-" with "0" or empty. After replacing, you can change the data type to "Whole number".

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Best regards,

Yuliana Gu

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

i solved it in the source tabel. thats not the way but the way you suggested didn't work for me.

 

But everybody thanks for your patience with me.

i will change the data in the source tabel in excel and refresh power bi table.

themistoklis
Community Champion
Community Champion

Why dont you replace '-' with zero as it is a number column?

 

Is it going to cause you any problems?

in the replace values command it will not accept '-' as a value to find and replace.

it most be a number to find and replace.

 

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@cbouichi Tried the same and able to replace '-' with 0

 

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your replace values interface is different than my.

 

im using the last update. what version are you using?

or is this some configuration?

@cbouichi

 

It does work. Can you please share the workspace with us to see what is wrong?

Maybe it is another character there

https://1drv.ms/x/s!AuvIyAHe88OMa7EdHBh4btAYoNI

 

I got the same problem here but this time i want to delete the * to solve the errors. 

@cbouichi

 

Probably it is not the '-' that you need to replace but it is the blanks.

So in find replace leave the find text with no value and the replace text with 0

@themistoklisthx for your patience but that doesnt work also.

 

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@cbouichi

 

Are you trying to replace a value in the field which displays the error message?

Yes i did try that also.

@cbouichi

I mean if the field you are trying to replace the values has errors, then maybe it's best to fix the errors first??

Yes @themistoklis this is what i try too do. the error is there because its not a number. So i want to replace that value with something els. but the question is how ?

@cbouichi

 

It is an error message which means that there is something wrong with this field.

It is not a text that can be replaced.

 

You have to fix the error message. You need to find out what is causing it.

The word 'error' is not a value in the column but rather a message from the software.

 

I hope it makes sense.

@themistoklisi try too explain that its a error in the field that is cause by the value field. In this case '*' or '####' or '-'

it is a text that is placed in a cell that is a part of a number column.

 

i understand that error is not a value in the cell

I have noticed that power bi table removed all '-' values except for 2 cells that have a cell property in the source excel as a number.

the other '-' values have in the source excel table a property as standard. 

I would like too share it. But i got alot of sheets in it. Will 1 excel sheets will be enuff?power bi relaties.JPG

Maybe this is the source of the problem?

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