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cmcnally
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Times in Power Query

Hi All,

 

I'm using an XML feed as a datasource and transforming the data to merge it with another local data source. I have a time field from the XML that is in the format "9:30", "10:30", "18:00" etc. Is there a way to add the 0 prefix to the "9:30" time so that it is "09:00"?

 

Thanks

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m_dekorte
Super User
Super User

Hi @cmcnally,

 

If the column is set to type time as well you can use this function:
Time.ToText([ColName], [Format="hh:mm", Culture="en-US"])

 

Note that this will convert the value to type text:

m_dekorte_0-1718708899152.png

 

When the value is already stored as text, then use Text.PadStart, as shown here:

m_dekorte_1-1718709020069.png

 

I hope this is helpful

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ronrsnfld
Super User
Super User

In Power Query, if the data is typed as `time`, it will display in the format of your computer's windows regional settings. If you load it into Power BI, you can set the format for that column (`hh:mm`)

 

If it is typed as `text`, then you can use the text manipulations discussed by @m_dekorte , but you won't be able to perform any calculations.

Thank you @ronrsnfld 

m_dekorte
Super User
Super User

Hi @cmcnally,

 

If the column is set to type time as well you can use this function:
Time.ToText([ColName], [Format="hh:mm", Culture="en-US"])

 

Note that this will convert the value to type text:

m_dekorte_0-1718708899152.png

 

When the value is already stored as text, then use Text.PadStart, as shown here:

m_dekorte_1-1718709020069.png

 

I hope this is helpful

Thank you @m_dekorte 

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