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matheus_peppers
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How to use CONTAINSTRING inside SWITCH?

Hello everybody, how are you?

 

I need your help urgently for a problem I'm having.

 

I have a column with different values, but with a specific string that repeats in more than one row.

 

What do I need to do?

 

I need to categorize these specific strings into 3 different categories, which are the regions that each location equals.

 

I am trying to use SWITCH with CONTAINSSTRING, because I need it to return the text I want in the calculated column if it finds the text I am looking for.

 

But it is not working. Can anyone help me and tell me where I am going wrong, or any alternative way for me to get what I want?

 

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v-yangliu-msft
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Hi  @matheus_peppers ,

Here are the steps you can follow:

1. Create calculated column.

Column =
SWITCH(
    TRUE(),
CONTAINSSTRING('Table'[Anuncio],"Taubate")=TRUE(),"Taubate",
CONTAINSSTRING('Table'[Anuncio],"Canas")=TRUE(),"Canas")

2. Result:

vyangliumsft_0-1664341111418.png

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly

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v-yangliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @matheus_peppers ,

Here are the steps you can follow:

1. Create calculated column.

Column =
SWITCH(
    TRUE(),
CONTAINSSTRING('Table'[Anuncio],"Taubate")=TRUE(),"Taubate",
CONTAINSSTRING('Table'[Anuncio],"Canas")=TRUE(),"Canas")

2. Result:

vyangliumsft_0-1664341111418.png

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@matheus_peppers , You should use Switch (True(),

and then you can check for true in each expression

 

Switch-Case statement of #PowerBI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gelJWktlR80&list=PLPaNVDMhUXGaaqV92SBD5X2hk3TMNlHhb&index=56

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