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Anonymous
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Converting State Abbreviations

Hey guys, 

 

I have a column that looks like this:

 

State

AL

Alabama

TN

Tennessee

AL

AL

VA 

VA

Alabama

Virgina

Tennessee

 

How do I create one column that has the full name for every state?

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chethan
Resolver III
Resolver III

@Anonymous

 

Import the data from http://www.stateabbreviations.us/ via Web 

 

& go Edit Queries  use > Home Tab > Merge Queries  

 

 

    #"Added Conditional Column" = Table.AddColumn(#"Duplicated Column", "State", each if [state old] <> [#"state new"] then [#"State New"] else null )

 

Regards,

Chetan K

 

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chethan
Resolver III
Resolver III

@Anonymous

 

Import the data from http://www.stateabbreviations.us/ via Web 

 

& go Edit Queries  use > Home Tab > Merge Queries  

 

 

    #"Added Conditional Column" = Table.AddColumn(#"Duplicated Column", "State", each if [state old] <> [#"state new"] then [#"State New"] else null )

 

Regards,

Chetan K

 

You could look at the length of the value. If 2, then do a look up, else, show original value. This should be pretty easy to do in DAX.

 

Treb Gatte | MVP | TumbleRoad.com | PowerBICertification.com

 

 

As @trebgatte mentioned, you'll need to have some master lookup table for the states abbreviation and full name.  Then you can create a new calculated column that checks the length, and pulls the [StateFullName], otherwise it defaults to the existing value.

Dan Malagari
Consultant at Headspring

New to Power BI & Data:  Can you provide the formula you would use to calculate length and pull state name.  Once I see it I can make the connection to how it works.

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