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SevsBo
Helper III
Helper III

Conditional Column not returning expected results

I have a column with data where I need to filter out lines with specific phrases and have found that the Conditional Column is not returning the results I would expect.

 

The column it's drawing from is in Text format, and contains information such as:

123test.Phrase.OtherText

 

Now that Phrase part could also appear in other parts of the text, but here it is nested by two dots, so I tried using a conditional column with this criteria:

 

If Column contains .Phrase. result is X. Only it's not picking it up. 

 

If I manually filter on the query level to check, I can filter out the lines with .Phrase. but the Conditional Column tool doesn't recognize it and just returns null.

 

Any ideas?

 

PS: I'm not trying to filter out this data by itself, so filtering it out on query level wouldn't be a solution. I need to mark it as separate.

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DOLEARY85
Super User
Super User

Hi,

 

can you use power query and do this in a custom column prior to a calculated column?

 

if so try: 

 

if Text.Contains([Text Field],".Phrase.") then "X" else "Y"

 

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DOLEARY85
Super User
Super User

Additionally if you need to use DAX you could create a calculated column with the below:

 

Column = if(CONTAINSSTRING('Table Name'[Text Field],".Phrase."),"X","Y")
 
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DOLEARY85
Super User
Super User

Hi,

 

can you use power query and do this in a custom column prior to a calculated column?

 

if so try: 

 

if Text.Contains([Text Field],".Phrase.") then "X" else "Y"

 

If I answered your question, please mark my post as solution, Appreciate your Kudos 👍

Gives a Y answer for the lines that should be flagged X, unfortunately.

That's odd, seemes to be working for my tests:

 

DOLEARY85_0-1685460807754.png

do you have some other example data that it's not working on?

 

If I answered your question, please mark my post as solution, Appreciate your Kudos 👍
 

Update: I just tried with case sensitive options, and it worked!

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