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Helper II
Helper II

how to get the index value in the string/datetime


As the above data is one DateTime value minus another DateTime value which is the DirectQuery mode.

Now, I would like to transfer it to be only minutes value, but there is a situation like the following example:

0.01:22 means 1h22mins

return: 82 mins.

Therefore, I want to know how to get the index value to multiple 60 mins.

Super User
Super User

Try using Duration.TotalMinutes to convert to total minutes.



To directly answer your question, you can use Duration.Hours to get the number of hours to multiply by 60, but this approach takes more steps than directly converting to minutes as I suggested above.

Thanks for the reply, I know this method, but I am using "DirectQuery" mode. After I import the Duration function, the system show "switch to import mode". Therefore, I have to find the transfer method in "DirectQuery" mode. Anyway, thanks for the help.



Power BI interprets time in units of days, so you might be able to just multiply by the number of minutes in a day (24 hr/day * 60 min/hr = 1440 min/day).


I'm not sure if the conversion to decimal will fold but it's worth a try.

    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMjCwMjWxMjTUMzI2MFGK1QGKGFoZGVkZmEJFYgE=", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [current = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"current", type time}}),
    ToDecimal = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Changed Type",{{"current", type number}}),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(ToDecimal, "Minutes", each [current]*24*60, type number)
    #"Added Custom"


if changes the datatype will not available to DirectQuery mode.

I mean your [current] column.

Super User
Super User


excuse me but i can't clearly understand what you need.

Can you post another exemple of the result you need?

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