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Function returning data type Any, not Text

I'm trying to improve M Language readability and reduce code by returning a text data type as opposed to returning a number and then converting it to text.

 

So far, I've tried using the Number.ToText method without luck. I've tried returning the number with double quotes around, i.e

if [Freq] = 12 then "3". Once you look at the column, however, the data type says "Any" as opposed to "Text". When you Close and Load the data to the workbook, the data type is "General" as opposed to Text.

 

Anyway I can return Text to avoid having to do so in a separate step?

 

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@Anonymous specifying "type text" at the end worked for me.

= Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Custom", each if [Type] = 3 then 2 else if [Type] = 12 then 3 else if [Type] = 24 then 2 else if [Type] = 26 then 8 else if [Type] = 52 then "1" else "", type text)


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@Anonymous specifying "type text" at the end worked for me.

= Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Custom", each if [Type] = 3 then 2 else if [Type] = 12 then 3 else if [Type] = 24 then 2 else if [Type] = 26 then 8 else if [Type] = 52 then "1" else "", type text)


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