Skip to main content
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Find everything you need to get certified on Fabric—skills challenges, live sessions, exam prep, role guidance, and more. Get started

Reply
Anonymous
Not applicable

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?

 

image.png

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

@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)


Looking for more Power BI tips, tricks & tools? Check out PowerBI.tips the site I co-own with Mike Carlo. Also, if you are near SE WI? Join our PUG Milwaukee Brew City PUG

View solution in original post

1 REPLY 1

@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)


Looking for more Power BI tips, tricks & tools? Check out PowerBI.tips the site I co-own with Mike Carlo. Also, if you are near SE WI? Join our PUG Milwaukee Brew City PUG

Helpful resources

Announcements
July 2024 Power BI Update

Power BI Monthly Update - July 2024

Check out the July 2024 Power BI update to learn about new features.

PBI_Carousel_NL_June

Fabric Community Update - June 2024

Get the latest Fabric updates from Build 2024, key Skills Challenge voucher deadlines, top blogs, forum posts, and product ideas.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors