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Jason6
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Helper I

How to sort alphabetically within a cell in Transform data

Hi All,

 

I have a column with varying lenghts of text and my objective is to sort each of the cell values in this column aphabetically

For example:

if cell contains the word "alexchen" , i want a custom column which converts this to "aceehlnx".

if cell contains the word "acdb" , i want a custom column which converts this to "abcd".

Thank you all in advance for your help

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parry2k
Super User
Super User

@Jason6 start blank query and in advanced editor paste following code and you will have the result.

 

 

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WSsxJrUjOSM1TitWJVqqqqqpMLE4EsxNTkoGMWAA=", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [c = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"c", type text}}),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Custom", each List.Sort(Text.ToList([c]))),
    #"Extracted Values" = Table.TransformColumns(#"Added Custom", {"Custom", each Text.Combine(List.Transform(_, Text.From)), type text})
in
    #"Extracted Values"

 

image.png

 

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ryan_mayu
Super User
Super User

@Jason6 

hopt this is helpful.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerquery-m/replacer-replacetext

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/sql/sql-server-2008-r2/ee634233(v=sql.105)

 

 

 





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parry2k
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Super User

@Jason6 start blank query and in advanced editor paste following code and you will have the result.

 

 

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WSsxJrUjOSM1TitWJVqqqqqpMLE4EsxNTkoGMWAA=", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [c = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"c", type text}}),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Custom", each List.Sort(Text.ToList([c]))),
    #"Extracted Values" = Table.TransformColumns(#"Added Custom", {"Custom", each Text.Combine(List.Transform(_, Text.From)), type text})
in
    #"Extracted Values"

 

image.png

 

I would  Kudos if my solution helped. 👉 If you can spend time posting the question, you can also make efforts to give Kudos whoever helped to solve your problem. It is a token of appreciation!

Visit us at https://perytus.com, your one-stop shop for Power BI related projects/training/consultancy.



Subscribe to the @PowerBIHowTo YT channel for an upcoming video on List and Record functions in Power Query!!

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If my solution proved useful, I'd be delighted to receive Kudos. When you put effort into asking a question, it's equally thoughtful to acknowledge and give Kudos to the individual who helped you solve the problem. It's a small gesture that shows appreciation and encouragement! ❤


Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution. Proud to be a Super User! Appreciate your Kudos 🙂
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