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Anonymous
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Power query

I have 2 columns:

The first column indicates my source and is a concatenation of the file name plus the as of date

The second column is the record number.

Here is an example:

 

1.  extract_093020.xls

2.  22937

 

My goal is to produce a third column that has the following:  Date_record number. 

Here is an example:

093020_22937

 

I tried this expression (below), but get  the following error:

Expression.Error: We cannot convert the value "2020-09-30" to type List.
Details:
    Value=2020-09-30
    Type=[Type]

 

Text.Combine( "20"&Text.Middle([Source.Name],19,2)&"-"&Text.Middle([Source.Name],15,2)&"-"&Text.Middle([Source.Name],17,2))+[Record ID]

 

Please hlep me know what I am doing wrong.


Thanks,

 

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CNENFRNL
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Salut, @Anonymous , you may try

Text.Combine({Text.Select([Source.Name], {"0".."9"}),[Record ID]}, "_")

Screenshot 2020-11-01 032342.png

 


Thanks to the great efforts by MS engineers to simplify syntax of DAX! Most beginners are SUCCESSFULLY MISLED to think that they could easily master DAX; but it turns out that the intricacy of the most frequently used RANKX() is still way beyond their comprehension!

DAX is simple, but NOT EASY!

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CNENFRNL
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Community Champion

Salut, @Anonymous , you may try

Text.Combine({Text.Select([Source.Name], {"0".."9"}),[Record ID]}, "_")

Screenshot 2020-11-01 032342.png

 


Thanks to the great efforts by MS engineers to simplify syntax of DAX! Most beginners are SUCCESSFULLY MISLED to think that they could easily master DAX; but it turns out that the intricacy of the most frequently used RANKX() is still way beyond their comprehension!

DAX is simple, but NOT EASY!

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