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PCarson00
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IF conditions for filtering in Power Query

I have a set of data I want to filter in one column but not sure how to go about this. Here is my attempt at the explanation

 

IF text begins with "L01" or "L04"

then

remove first 3 characters

 

Else

Remove first character only

 

Is this possible to write in power query?

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Ahmedx
Super User
Super User

pls try this

 

if Text.Start([DATA],3) ="L01" or Text.Start([DATA],3) ="L04" then Text.RemoveRange([DATA],0,3) else Text.RemoveRange([DATA],0,1)

or========
if Text.StartsWith([DATA],"L01") or Text.StartsWith([DATA],"L04") then Text.RemoveRange([DATA],0,3) else Text.RemoveRange([DATA],0,1)

 

Screenshot_6.png

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Ahmedx
Super User
Super User

pls try this

 

if Text.Start([DATA],3) ="L01" or Text.Start([DATA],3) ="L04" then Text.RemoveRange([DATA],0,3) else Text.RemoveRange([DATA],0,1)

or========
if Text.StartsWith([DATA],"L01") or Text.StartsWith([DATA],"L04") then Text.RemoveRange([DATA],0,3) else Text.RemoveRange([DATA],0,1)

 

Screenshot_6.png

tackytechtom
Super User
Super User

Hi @PCarson00 ,

 

How about this:

tackytechtom_1-1701181411658.png


I created a new column with your requirement and the following code in M:
if Text.StartsWith([Column], "L01") or Text.StartsWith([Column], "L04") then Text.RemoveRange([Column], 0, 3 ) else Text.RemoveRange([Column], 0, 1 )

 

Let me know if this solves your quest 🙂

 

/Tom
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Thanks Tom. On my end its not working - getting an error 'then' expected. I notice the or command is not blue?

 

PCarson00_0-1701193574358.png

 

Hi @PCarson00 ,

 

This is probably because there was some other stuff ("Table.AddColumn..., each") in the custom column formula box. My screenshot was probably misleading 🙂 

Here how it's supposed to look like:

tackytechtom_0-1701198095554.png

 

Happy you found a solution anyway! 🙂

 

/Tom
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