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Count how many occurances of a string in a column in reference with a different column of strings

I have a column with folder paths, The root folders are sub divided and the divided folders are again subdivided and so on. i have some long strings in the column.

Now, I have to get the count of how many times a particular path has occurred in the whole column.  


Example: I have the data exactly like this with couple hundered thousands of rows. The main path "c:\SHARE\Sample" must be counted couple hundered thousand times as it will be occurred in all of the other paths.

Folder 1 will be counted little less than the main path and so on for the folder 2,.. etc. 



Any ideas are greatly appreciated. I can add the coulmn in power query or DAX. So both are an option for my case.


Thank you in advance

Super User
Super User

Hi @SriKandimalla ,

Try this, create column using the code below.
Let me know if you have any questions.

If this solves your issues, please mark it as the solution, so that others can find it easily. Kudos are nice too.

Column = 
var _string = Counter[Column1]

var _countS = CALCULATE(COUNTROWS(Counter),FILTER(Counter,CONTAINSSTRING(Counter[Column1],_string)))

return _countS



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