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Helper III
Helper III

date field issue

i have date column which isto be formated to mm/dd/yyyy. That also correctly formated within power bi and created report using table visualization .In power bi it is showing correctly like this.


But when i try to export data and by viewing report in excel sheet date foramat is not reflected in excel.



why it is happening in excel?plse help

Super User
Super User



Excel handles dates differently to Power BI, so you may need to format the Excel file separately. Only way around this would be to format the date in Power BI as a text column, so that the exact formatting is preserved on export to Excel, but this won't be able to be used in any calculations or sorting.


Excel data types:

Dates are actually just serial numbers counting number of days since Jan 1, 1900


Power BI data types;

There is actually a date data type. 


Formatting (MM/DD/YYYY vs DD/MM/YYYY) is a different thing again to data type, so this does not get preserved on export. 

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