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alkor777
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Binary data

All our primary keys are stored in binary format, so I can append tables in the query but I can't link tables, As a result, I can't transform data on report level because my primary keys don't show up. Is there any way in dax to transform binary data to another format string, so I can see these column in the report?

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v-yuezhe-msft
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Hi @alkor777,

I am afraid that you are not able to use DAX to transfer binary data to another format string.

Based on my test, when I import SQL Server table which contains binary data to Power BI Desktop, even if I can see the binary data column in Query Editor of Power BI Desktop, the column is removed from the resulting table in Data view and Report view, as shown in the following screenshot.
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As stated in this article, this binary data type column is currently not supported in Power BI Desktop, and an idea about this issue has been submitted in this link, please vote it. In your scenario,  you would need to change the data type of primary keys columns in the original data source.

Thanks,
Lydia Zhang

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-yuezhe-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @alkor777,

I am afraid that you are not able to use DAX to transfer binary data to another format string.

Based on my test, when I import SQL Server table which contains binary data to Power BI Desktop, even if I can see the binary data column in Query Editor of Power BI Desktop, the column is removed from the resulting table in Data view and Report view, as shown in the following screenshot.
1.PNG

As stated in this article, this binary data type column is currently not supported in Power BI Desktop, and an idea about this issue has been submitted in this link, please vote it. In your scenario,  you would need to change the data type of primary keys columns in the original data source.

Thanks,
Lydia Zhang

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

I found solution to this problem

 

Just select the column that is having binary data in query editer and click right >> transform >> text and it is done. click close and apply you will be able to see the column with appropriate text, which otherwise was not available to see in table view.

 

 

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