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Power query editor-Add column


I am very new to power BI.

I am trying to add a conditional column and in condition, I want to compare a column with "."  or any text but i am getting error and it is asking to provide number number.

Does it compare only numbers?

or the column which i have selected is number then i how can i convert it into text, another question if i convert it into text then will it impact on dashboard?

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An alternative approach for comparing number and text types would be to add Text.From() to the number column.




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Thank you for reply

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Hello - the columns you are comparing need to be of the same data type.  If you change the actual type of the column it could have subsequent negative consequences.  For example, if you convert a number to text and you are later summing that number, the sum function will fail because it is text.  If you need to compare a number to text, you can add a column that compares the text value of another column to the comparison text.  That way your original value is not impacted.

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