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Text to Decimal

Postby leimst » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:26 am

Good Afternoon,

I have a column in Excel that contains text and numeric data. I have Power Pivot linked to this table but found that it has set this particular column to text and will not allow the column to be changed to a numeric data type. This is problematic since I would like to sum the numbers that are present in that column. Is there a way to cause my DAX formula to look only at the numbers for summing while ignoring the cells that contain text?

Thank you in advance,


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Re: Text to Decimal

Postby MattAllington » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:44 am

Well you can't load data into a column in Power Pivot that has text and numbers AND have it marked as a numeric column. Same with any database actually. But DAX is a very forgiving language. If you were to add a Calculated Column to your table something like =IFERROR(VALUE(Table1[Text]),BLANK()) you may get what you need.

Or you can use Power Query to remove the text before loading
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