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michaljk
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Is there a way to check if a Canadian postal code is in the correct format?

I have mailing addresses within a file and I'm trying to check the postal codes to ensure they follow the right format of A#A #A#. With Excel, I'd use the MID formula to return the specific character and manually review. Is there a Power Query function to check the format of postal codes and ensure they follow the guidelines of A#A #A#?

 

Thank you in advance! I've tried searching for this but couldn't find any solutions.

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v-easonf-msft
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Hi, @michaljk 

In powerbi, I would suggest you create a calculated column or measure.

You can use the MID function  to return the specific character and manually review.

Please check this official document.

mid-function-dax 

 

You  can also try "split" feature in query editor as below:

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Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Eason

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v-easonf-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @michaljk 

In powerbi, I would suggest you create a calculated column or measure.

You can use the MID function  to return the specific character and manually review.

Please check this official document.

mid-function-dax 

 

You  can also try "split" feature in query editor as below:

95.png

96.png

 

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Eason

Thanks for this! Going to try it out and hopefully can get it to work.

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@michaljk , You can create a string with the format and compare, but not sure that can help https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerquery-m/text-format

 

Text.Start Text.Middle and Text.End are good to use

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