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Syndicate_Admin
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Create column based on text-like data

Hello Community

I need to create a column based on an international encoding called ISIC that goes something like this:

CIIU

0990

1850

0114

3311

4560

I'm creating the column with the following code:

Actividad_Eco =
SWITCH(TRUE,
VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]>=0111 && VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]<=0322,"Agropecuario",
VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]>=4511 && VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]<=4799,"Comercio",
VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]>=1011 && VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]<=3320,"Industria",
VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]>=3511 && VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]<=3900,"Servicios",
VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]>=5811 && VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]<=9900,"Servicios",
VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]>=0510 && VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]<=0990,"Minas",
VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]>=4911 & VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]<=5320,"Transportation",
VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]>=4111 && VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1]<=4390,"Construcción",
VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[ISIC1]>=5511 && VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[ISIC1]<=5630,"Hotels and Restaurants")

The column is throwing me the error of not being able to compare text-like values as integer values, but, as you can see in the example, there are codes that start with zero '0' and therefore I cannot transform the data to numbers. What do you recommend for this case?

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HotChilli
Super User
Super User

VAR theCI = VALUE(VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1])

SWITCH(TRUE,
theCI >= 0111 && theCI <= 0322, "Agropecuario",
theCI >= 4511 && theCI <= 4799, "Comercio",
....y mas

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v-stephen-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @juandroid ,

 

I think I understand what you mean, your error is that the CIIU column is in text format, so an error occurred when running the formula. You should use VALUE() to turn your text into numbers and then compare them.

 

Should be modified to

SWITCH(TRUE,
VALUE(VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1])>=0111 && VALUE(VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1])<=0322,"Agropecuario",...

 

Best Regards,

Stephen Tao

 

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

HotChilli
Super User
Super User

VAR theCI = VALUE(VR_PBI_COMERCIANTES[CIIU1])

SWITCH(TRUE,
theCI >= 0111 && theCI <= 0322, "Agropecuario",
theCI >= 4511 && theCI <= 4799, "Comercio",
....y mas
HotChilli
Super User
Super User

Create a variable using VALUE(theField) and use that in the comparisons.   

It means less typing too.

The last line of the switch is using a different field. Correct?

I don't quite understand your answer, could you please explain a little more?

AlexisOlson
Super User
Super User

I think this should work if you change the "&" after 4911 to "&&".

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