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Natasha93
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How To Combine Two Columns Into One Column

Hi all! I'll start of by saying I'm new to Power BI, my skills are at a beginner level...

 

I have a table with two different columns, "Service" and "Configuration Item."

An Example:

ServiceConfiguration Item
1A
2B
3C
4D
5E

 

I would like to combine the two columns into one new column so it looks like this (there may be duplicates, which would need to be removed):

Service and CI
1
2
3
4
5
A
B
C
D

 

After some Googling, I can only find information on "merging columns," but the results are not what I need. For example:

Incorrect Result
1 A
2 B
3 C
4 D
5 E

 

Is there a DAX command for this?

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v-stephen-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Natasha93 ,

 

It seems to be easy to achieve.

Please try what I do below.

Select two columns at the same time, and then click 'Unpivot Columns'.

vstephenmsft_0-1658221248536.png

You'll get the column you want.

vstephenmsft_1-1658221301832.png

Rename the Value column and remove the Attribute column. Below is the result.

vstephenmsft_3-1658221397069.png

 

 

 

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.

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v-stephen-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Natasha93 ,

 

It seems to be easy to achieve.

Please try what I do below.

Select two columns at the same time, and then click 'Unpivot Columns'.

vstephenmsft_0-1658221248536.png

You'll get the column you want.

vstephenmsft_1-1658221301832.png

Rename the Value column and remove the Attribute column. Below is the result.

vstephenmsft_3-1658221397069.png

 

 

 

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.

Hi @v-stephen-msft .  Thank you so much for the genius simplicity of your solution!  Much gratitude.

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@Natasha93 , In a new blank query create this list and return it

List.Combine(Table[Service], Table[Configuration Item])

 

refer video if needed - https://youtu.be/yySRoH51Sb0

Hi thanks, but I don't understand. I'm a beginner and can't work out how to list that command and your video is difficult to follow.

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