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DagmaraG
Frequent Visitor

Error in Date Field

Hi all!!

 

I have a really strange case.

My datasource is Google Sheet with many data (like 1 mln) for multiple dates.

While loading it to Power BI I am geeting errors on Date fields.

 

Why is that? Because in one case data field in alligned to right and on the other to left.

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Is this even possible to have this kind of error based on formating?

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collinsg
Super User
Super User

Alignment to the left indicates the data is text. Alignment to the right indicates the data is numeric or datetime. The date of 8th October likely has spaces preceeding or following it which leaves it being interpreted as text. The following will convert all rows to datetime. It works by

  1. Testing the type of the raw date to see if it is datetime.
  2. If it is datetime then return the raw date.
  3. If it is not datetime assume it is text.
    1. Trim the text and
    2. Convert it to datetime.
= Table.AddColumn(
#"Name of Previous Step",
"Datetime", each
if ( Type.Is( Value.Type([Raw Date]), DateTime.Type) )
then [Raw Date]
else DateTime.From( Text.Trim([Raw Date]) ),
type datetime)

 Here is my Google Sheet,

collinsg_1-1684567349149.png

and  here is my result in Power Query (I am working in UK local so my date format is day, month, year).

collinsg_0-1684567329365.png

 

AjithPrasath
Resolver II
Resolver II

Hi,

  It may be some space issue. Try trim(inside the format) in the column.

AjithPrasath_0-1684502613389.png

 

 

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