December 10, 2019
I am a newbie to the whole power thingie and have come across a problem, that I am unable to solve.
I have an Excel file in which I have dates entered as numbers without the slashes to separate it
i:e: dates are entered as 1082019 or 14092019
I am trying to transform this data in Power Query Editor
My question is how do I convert these numbers into a DD/MM/YYYY format?
I have tried to create a Custom Column as below but I am getting an error
Can someone please help me... Any help would be much appreciated
August 21, 2019
I can only use 14092019 as an example, please see attached, you will need to use Transform > Split Column, first split number of characters =4 then split further 1409 into 14 & 09, then use custom column
[Date.1.1]&"/"&[Date.1.2]&"/"&[Date.2] to achieve the date format that you want, take note that in the end need to change type to date
This is assumed that whole column are with DDMMYYYY format then you can use the applied steps to convert all, however if there is date-liked type 1082019, it can be DDMYYYY or DMMYYYY, so this is consider dirty entries as you won't know exactly what the input guy date format
if the column is a date column is in 20/09/2019 for e.g. and you want to convert to "MMM-yyyy“ （M must be Upper case, D and Y lower case), you can use
if you need my help further, kindly upload a sample dataset and I can work on it