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Hi

Does anyone know if there is a forum for Power BI Desktop I have a couple of questions that I could do with some help with

1. How do you sum Time fields hh:mm:ss
2. How do I concatenate a text field and a date field together. I know where to join 2 columns but I cannot get the syntax correct.

This is probably not the right Forum but if someone could point me to the right place please.

Thanks in advance

RE: Power BI

Hi,

1. How do you sum Time fields hh:mm:ss

You would only sum Time fields if at least one of them were a Time Duration field. You simply sum them and then FORMAT the result to suite your needs as you would any Date/Time value.
FAQ68-5827: Understanding Dates and Times & why they seem to be so much trouble?

2. How do I concatenate a text field and a date field

Since Date/Time values are numbers, you must convert your Date/Time value FORMAT using the TEXT() function as...

=TextFieldRef&TEXT(Date/TimeRef,"yyyy/mm/dd")



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RE: Power BI

Power Query part of Power BI (actually the advanced editor code from excel), starting with tData query querying excel table, with two columns ('txt' and 'date'):

let
    Source = tData,
    FormatTextDateColumn = Table.TransformColumns(Source,{{"date", each Date.ToText(Date.From(_),"yyyyMMdd") , type text}}),
    #"Merged Columns" = Table.CombineColumns(FormatTextDateColumn,{"txt", "date"},Combiner.CombineTextByDelimiter(" ", QuoteStyle.None),"MergedColumn")
in
    #"Merged Columns" 

Most of the code are recorded steps.

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