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Dataflow | Decimal numbers with scientific notation

Hi lovely Community,


just have created an Dataflow to save some decimal number with high decimal places.

Already have set up my table to decimal number with maximum of 10 places. Thats fine for me, but with Power Query I get sometimes the following format:





Although Ive data type "Number" in Power Query in Dataflow refresh protocol I get the following warning error message:


Cannot convert the literal '7.0298769771529E-05' to the expected type 'Edm.Decimal'. ---> System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format.


Do you know how to fix this? I already have tried to round off to 10 places, but theres still this format.


Thank you!





Hi @KSven ,


Would you like to add data to Dataverse table via Power Query? What is the source of data, Excel worksheet?


I made a test with variety formats of columns in the worksheet. Did not throw any error at all, however, only the text format number could be recognized.



So, could you please try to format as Text in the table? Then you could leverage the Value function to convert the text type values to number type values in Power Apps:


If this not work, I would suggest create a ticket in the support page:


Hope this helps.


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Jeffer Ni
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it.

Hi @v-jefferni ,


thnak you for your help. MS Ticket is running, I will post the solution here 🙂




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