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Anonymous
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Losing number of decimal places in power query

Hi, two columns from the input spreadsheet contain decimal numbers with around 7 decimal places. as below,

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However, with the power query in the data flow, even before the data type conversion, it only shows 2 decimal places. see below,

LiLiBeca_1-1615773283611.png

Anyone know how to fix that? Thanks in advance.

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v-jefferni
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

Would you like to transport data from a spreadsheet to Dataverse using Power Query?

 

Since the X and Y columns contain 7 decimal places numbers, but when using Power Query the Decimal format only supports 3 digits of number and Float format in Dataverse only supports 0-5 digits, you will need to use Text type column in Power Query to transport data.

 

190.png

 

If your spreadsheet includes not quite large datasets, you could consider connect to the spreadsheet as the data source in Power Apps and save the whole dataset into a newly created Dataverse table. For example:

Connected to spreadsheet data table, using a button with below formula to upload all items:

ForAll(SpreadsheetTable, Patch(DataverseTable, Defaults(DataverseTable),{X: ThisRecord.X, Y:ThisRecord.Y, OtherColumns:...}))

 

After checking the uploaded records using a Gallery set Items property to the Dataverse table, if all records have been uploaded successfully, you could delete the spreadsheet and remove the submit button from your App.

 

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.

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.

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v-jefferni
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

Would you like to transport data from a spreadsheet to Dataverse using Power Query?

 

Since the X and Y columns contain 7 decimal places numbers, but when using Power Query the Decimal format only supports 3 digits of number and Float format in Dataverse only supports 0-5 digits, you will need to use Text type column in Power Query to transport data.

 

190.png

 

If your spreadsheet includes not quite large datasets, you could consider connect to the spreadsheet as the data source in Power Apps and save the whole dataset into a newly created Dataverse table. For example:

Connected to spreadsheet data table, using a button with below formula to upload all items:

ForAll(SpreadsheetTable, Patch(DataverseTable, Defaults(DataverseTable),{X: ThisRecord.X, Y:ThisRecord.Y, OtherColumns:...}))

 

After checking the uploaded records using a Gallery set Items property to the Dataverse table, if all records have been uploaded successfully, you could delete the spreadsheet and remove the submit button from your App.

 

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.

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.

Fubar
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

So everytime you work with a Float or decimal with more than 3 decimal places you have to set it to Text - that is crazy (particularly when you consider in CDS/Datavsere you could increase the decimal places or just take the default in Dataflow and not realise that the Dataflow is only rounding to 3 decimals).

Anonymous
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Spot on. I totally agree. It's not intuitive for the user and it's only because we had a through verification process so we found this problem, otherwise it will be omitted.

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