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Filtering out data from one column into another

I got a column in my table called attributes_overview in which information is just unsorted. It looks something like this:


Title | Attributes_Overview | Price
Laptop A | ADE34DG Active | 980,10$
Phone A | ADE34DG Active | 620,50$
Laptop B | Active ADE34DG | 890,00$


The information being all random offcourse.

I need to make an extra column which only includes the MAC-Addresse of the devices.
I got this far but now I'm stuck:

MAC = IF(SEARCH("???.???.???.???", table[Attributes_Overview]))

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Hi @Anonymous ,

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Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

According to your description, I can extract the address in the format you mentioned "???.???.???.???".

Create a calculated column.

Addresse =
VAR _Position =
    SEARCH ( "???.???.???.???", 'Table'[Attributes_Overview] )
    MID ( 'Table'[Attributes_Overview], _Position, 15 )

Get the result.


If you also want to extract the ADE34DG and Active part, is there any logic to distinguish them from text before or after?


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ kalyj

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Helper III
Helper III

Hi @Anonymous 

In Power Query, you should be able to Split the column by delimeter

From PBI Desktop > Transform Data > Split Column > By Delimeter

From there : 




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I placed the "|" in the post to mark the different columns. I need to split up this part "ADE34DG Active" but the order of the column is random and the MAC-Address is also always different.

Super User
Super User

@Anonymous , Try a new column in the power query

Text.Combine( List.Select(Text.Split([Attributes_Overview], " "), each _ Text.Contains(_, ".")),",")


I was not able test that

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What do the "_" stand for?

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