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The Power Query M formula language has formulas to convert between types. The following is a summary of conversion formulas in M.
Number
Type conversion 
Description 
Number.FromText(text as text) as number 
Returns a number value from a text value. 
Number.ToText(number as number) as text 
Returns a text value from a number value. 
Number.From(value as any) as number 
Returns a number value from a value. 
Int32.From(value as any) as number 
Returns a 32bit integer number value from the given value. 
Int64.From(value as any) as number 
Returns a 64bit integer number value from the given value. 
Single.From(value as any) as number 
Returns a Single number value from the given value. 
Double.From(value as any) as number 
Returns a Double number value from the given value. 
Decimal.From(value as any) as number 
Returns a Decimal number value from the given value. 
Currency.From(value as any) as number 
Returns a Currency number value from the given value. 
Text
Type conversion 
Description 
Text.From(value as any) as text 
Returns the text representation of a number, date, time, datetime, datetimezone, logical, duration or binary value. 
Logical
Type conversion 
Description 
Logical.FromText(text as text) as logical 
Returns a logical value of true or false from a text value. 
Logical.ToText(logical as logical) as text 
Returns a text value from a logical value. 
Logical.From(value as any) as logical 
Returns a logical value from a value. 
Date, Time, DateTime, and DateTimeZone
Type conversion 
Description 
.FromText(text as text) as date, time, datetime, or datetimezone 
Returns a date, time, datetime, or datetimezone value from a set of date formats and culture value. 
.ToText(date, time, dateTime, or dateTimeZone as date, time, datetime, or datetimezone) as text 
Returns a text value from a date, time, datetime, or datetimezone value. 
.From(value as any) 
Returns a date, time, datetime, or datetimezone value from a value. 
.ToRecord(date, time, dateTime, or dateTimeZone as date, time, datetime, or datetimezone) 
Returns a record containing parts of a date, time, datetime, or datetimezone value. 