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KenMann
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Mark table as date table issue

Hi guys,

 

In my Fabric Dataset, I have a dimDate table which coming from a csv file, and after looking at the content, it does not have a column with Date type. 

 

As I'm using this dataset in Power BI Desktop, so I tried to solve this by create new column to table by using function DATE(year, month, day), give the column name "Date"

 

So when I have this new column "Date", I think I can mark my table as date table. Although it is validated sucessfully I received this error ->

KenMann_0-1701455567690.png

and this after click "Ok"

KenMann_1-1701455837495.png

 

 

After googling, found this "old" thread in this forum as well -> https://community.fabric.microsoft.com/t5/Desktop/Not-able-to-click-OK-in-Mark-as-date-table-dialogu...

which mentioned that we need to switch the storage mode to Dual. First of all, am I right to say this is mean Mixed mode ?

 

But actually my model already Mixed, although the Date table it self is "DirectQuery" and it looks like I cannot change it.

KenMann_2-1701455894170.png  

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May I know how to solve this ?

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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v-xinruzhu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @KenMann 

The calculated column is based on other columns, so it cannnot be set as a primary key, but you can refer to the following soution.

Create a calcualted table, use the date calculated column you have created.

e.g

Table=Summarize('Dates',[Date])

Then you can set this [Date] column of the new table as a Date table, it can work. and you can refer to the following attachments.

vxinruzhumsft_0-1701930767759.png

Best Regards!

Yolo Zhu

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-xinruzhu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @KenMann 

The calculated column is based on other columns, so it cannnot be set as a primary key, but you can refer to the following soution.

Create a calcualted table, use the date calculated column you have created.

e.g

Table=Summarize('Dates',[Date])

Then you can set this [Date] column of the new table as a Date table, it can work. and you can refer to the following attachments.

vxinruzhumsft_0-1701930767759.png

Best Regards!

Yolo Zhu

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Syndicate_Admin
Administrator
Administrator

Create your date column in Power Query, not in DAX.

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