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veronica_zappp
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Year imported as Text but Date change is also incorrect

I have a perplexing issue.

My data is being imported from an Excel sheet. Power Query automatically changes this to text or a whole number (picture below is of text)

veronica_zappp_0-1668806392948.png

 

However, if I manually change the data type to Date, it is also incorrect:

veronica_zappp_1-1668806441824.png

I would really just like this to be a Year, formatted as a date. I could even handle 2005-06-15 (middle of the year). I should add that I cannot replace all the years as they are many... so would prefer not to. But right now this is not working for some of the visualizations I'm working with.

 

Any advice?

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v-jingzhang
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Hi @veronica_zappp 

 

You can open Power Query Editor and add a custom column with below code to get a date column with [Year]. This uses Power Query M function #date. You can change the month and day numbers per your need.

#date(Number.From([Year]), 6, 15)

vjingzhang_0-1669022422063.png

 

Then change this new column to Date type. 

vjingzhang_1-1669022715705.png

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Jing
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v-jingzhang
Community Support
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Hi @veronica_zappp 

 

You can open Power Query Editor and add a custom column with below code to get a date column with [Year]. This uses Power Query M function #date. You can change the month and day numbers per your need.

#date(Number.From([Year]), 6, 15)

vjingzhang_0-1669022422063.png

 

Then change this new column to Date type. 

vjingzhang_1-1669022715705.png

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Jing
If this post helps, please Accept it as Solution to help other members find it.

 

Thank you!!! This worked for me 🙂 . I've been learning DAX but haven't crossed into the M frontier yet... many thanks again.

ChrisMendoza
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@veronica_zappp - 'Year' by itself is not a date though. It is a whole number. Possibly you need to remove summarization 'sum' from the column in 'Column Tools > Properties' ribbon when you have the field selected?






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Thanks, Chris. I had tried this earlier (I should have written that in my initial post) but it did not resolve the issue for me.

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