Decimal.From

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Decimal.From is a Power Query M function that converts a given value to a Decimal number. The function returns a Decimal number value or null if the input value is null.

Compatible with: Power BI Service Power BI Desktop Excel Microsoft 365

Syntax

Decimal.From(
   value as any,
   optional culture as nullable text,
) as nullable number
Argument Attribute Description
value
culture optional The culture argument enables the specification of a Culture code (e.g., “nl-NL” or “en-US”) to align transformations with local formatting conventions. If this argument is omitted, functions default to Culture.Current, which reflects the system’s regional settings.

Description

Returns a Decimal number value from the given value. If the given value is null, Decimal.From returns null. If the given value is number within the range of Decimal, value is returned, otherwise an error is returned. If value is of any other type, it will first be converted to a number using Number.FromText. An optional culture may also be provided (for example, “en-US”).

Examples

Get the Decimal number value of "4.5".

// Output: 4.5
Decimal.From( "4.5" )

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Microsoft documentation: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/powerquery-m/decimal-from