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Anonymous
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Bad column type after expanding from merged query

Hello, 

 

I have a small problem : 

When I expand a merged query, I have some specific values wich are automatically converted to date, like "24/7" converted to "24/7/2022"

24/7 is text and dosen't have to be changed !

I tried to resolve it by changing type to text after the expand, but "2022" is still there ...

For sur I could add a query like "delete last 5 letters" but I think it's not a efficient solution

 

Would you have any idea ?

 

Thank you

 

Pierre

 

From that                                            to that

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Manoj_Nair
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@Anonymous 

I simulated your problem in the following data set

Manoj_Nair_2-1669931748513.png

 

I also got the same result as you mentioned. This happens when Transformation steps automatically detect data type. To disable automatic detection of data types, disable the option as shown below from the File Menu--> Options & Settings --> Options. You have to start fresh after making this change.  

Manoj_Nair_0-1669931397858.png

 

Alternatively, you can delete the "Change Type" step as shown below

Manoj_Nair_1-1669931553084.png

 

 

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Manoj_Nair
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@Anonymous 

I simulated your problem in the following data set

Manoj_Nair_2-1669931748513.png

 

I also got the same result as you mentioned. This happens when Transformation steps automatically detect data type. To disable automatic detection of data types, disable the option as shown below from the File Menu--> Options & Settings --> Options. You have to start fresh after making this change.  

Manoj_Nair_0-1669931397858.png

 

Alternatively, you can delete the "Change Type" step as shown below

Manoj_Nair_1-1669931553084.png

 

 

Anonymous
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IT helps a lot, Thnak you, 

 

Pierre

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