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Helper II
Helper II

Unable to Load text field value from Excel File Table

Hi All,


I am getting a strange issue, I have text values in an excel table and I am unable to load them in power bi.


in excel I created a table and tried to load the same table data, but the text value (W11642) is giving an error that cannot convert into a number. why? my field type is text in power why I am getting this error?pls, help me to solve this.




this table from excel I have loaded.





and this is the field in excel table having text value...




and this field do not have any blank or invalid values , but do not know why power bi giving error.


could you help me how to resolve this issue?


Regular Visitor

Hi there! I see two 'Changed Type' steps for your table. Is it possible that the first step is changing the column to a number, and the second is changing it back into text?

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