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ovetteabejuela
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Simple Power Query Q: How to make a composite key

How do you combine two columns to produce a composite key:

 

I have a Date column and an Employee ID column and i'd like to format the date into YYYYMMDD

 

and the final result would then be YYYYMMDDXXXXXX where XXXXXX is the Employee ID.

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MarcelBeug
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Usually you can merge columns but I don't think that will give the right format.

 

So I would suggest to add a custom column with formula:

 

Date.ToText([Date],"yyyyMMdd")&Text.From([Employee ID])

 

Text.From is not required if Employee ID is text already, but you forgot to mention.

Specializing in Power Query Formula Language (M)

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MarcelBeug
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Community Champion

Usually you can merge columns but I don't think that will give the right format.

 

So I would suggest to add a custom column with formula:

 

Date.ToText([Date],"yyyyMMdd")&Text.From([Employee ID])

 

Text.From is not required if Employee ID is text already, but you forgot to mention.

Specializing in Power Query Formula Language (M)

Thanks @MarcelBeug, small problem, BIG help!

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