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cottrera
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Concatenate 3 columns

Hi I wish to use DAX in power bi to concatenate 3 columns. However I would like to place hyphen symbol ( - ) between each concatenated column. Thanks Richard
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Anonymous
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Hi, Richard. @cottrera 

 

The quickest way to do this is using the ampersand & character. Like this,

 

Column D = [column a] & " - " & [column b] & " - " & [column c]

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Anonymous
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Hi, Richard. @cottrera 

 

The quickest way to do this is using the ampersand & character. Like this,

 

Column D = [column a] & " - " & [column b] & " - " & [column c]

ésto me funciono realmente, Muchas Gracias

The proposed solution worked well in 2019 and for just three columns but in case anyone stumbles across this now, I would like to point out there is a better way that probably wasn't available in 2019


The DAX "COMBINEVALUES" function joins text using a delimiter.

COMBINEVALUES("-",Column1, Column2, Column2)


and this can be used for many more columns as well

Note that the delimiter cannot be a blank or empty string so if you don't want to join your values with a delimiter, then just use one that will definitely not be in the columns and then substitute it afterwards (e.g. "~" or similar).

SUBSTITUTE(
COMBINEVALUES("~",
Column1,
Column2,
Column3
),
"~",""
)

 

Fantastic. Reading in 2023, none of the above solved my issue (trying to Concat 3 columns when in DirectQuery), but this function did. Thank you!

Hi Anonymous, this was pretty **bleep** clever and saved my @ss. Thank you! 

Works perfect thank you for the quick reponse

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