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    Power BI does not accept number format start with A
    Hi All,

    When loading data there is a column under number format but some starts from A and a space therefore power BI treats it as error, what would be the best way to fix it? I am thinking about fix the source excel data change it to text and add a apostrophe otherwise it shows scientific format?

    (Good one) 93100253431

    (Bad one)
    A 000071641064676

    Cheers,

    Peter

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    Default Re: Power BI does not accept number format start with A

    - maybe change format to text
    - or remove all text characters then change to number
    - column(s) shouldn't have mixed format
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    Post your Excel version (PC / Mac?), also link to shared excel file with representative example of source data and expected result.
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    Default Re: Power BI does not accept number format start with A

    Hi Sandy666,

    thanks for your reply.

    So it is better to fix it in the source data or in Power BI?

    Cheers,

    Peter

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    I prefer leave source data "as is"...

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    Post your Excel version (PC / Mac?), also link to shared excel file with representative example of source data and expected result.
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