Skip to main content
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Find everything you need to get certified on Fabric—skills challenges, live sessions, exam prep, role guidance, and more. Get started

Reply
RafaelAri
Helper II
Helper II

Custom column based on existing columns

I want to add a custom column, after loading an Excel file to Power BI, so that I can define a number of IF conditions, which depend on existing columns.
(For example: if "Employee number greater than 50" and "Employee name contains ###" and "Work start date greater than 1/1/2022" .... then ....)

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION
amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@RafaelAri , In DAX you can use Switch or if, power query you can use if then else

 

if([employee number] > 50 && containsstring([employee name], "ABC" ) && [Work Start Date] > date(2022,1,1) ,1 ,0 ) 

 

You can try Search or find too

 

SEARCH and FIND: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZt0HJw4gjQ&list=PLPaNVDMhUXGaaqV92SBD5X2hk3TMNlHhb&index=45

View solution in original post

3 REPLIES 3
RafaelAri
Helper II
Helper II

Thanks Steve

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@RafaelAri , In DAX you can use Switch or if, power query you can use if then else

 

if([employee number] > 50 && containsstring([employee name], "ABC" ) && [Work Start Date] > date(2022,1,1) ,1 ,0 ) 

 

You can try Search or find too

 

SEARCH and FIND: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZt0HJw4gjQ&list=PLPaNVDMhUXGaaqV92SBD5X2hk3TMNlHhb&index=45

Hello @RafaelAri

 

Just to add on to amitchandak's answer, in case you're unclear on how to create a new column.

 

1. Go to the Data view, using the icon on the far left.

2. In the ribbon, under Column tools, click the "New column" button.

3. Enter the DAX formula in the formula bar.

 

Please see the screenshots below:


SteveHailey_0-1662988157909.png

 

-Steve

Helpful resources

Announcements
July 2024 Power BI Update

Power BI Monthly Update - July 2024

Check out the July 2024 Power BI update to learn about new features.

July Newsletter

Fabric Community Update - July 2024

Find out what's new and trending in the Fabric Community.