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dommyw277
Helper II
Helper II

Nested IF statements not working

Hi, 

Im trying to create a new column based on 3 queries? I basically want to say if it contains this then bring back that:

So if it contains 123 its Test1, 456 its Test 2 else Test 3

 

NewColumnName =
IF(
'NewColumnName'[SERVICE_TYPE] = 123,
"Test1",
IF(
'NewColumnName'[SERVICE_TYPE] = 456,
"Test2",
"Test3"
)
)

 

 

Thanks in advance

 

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Try this:

 

NewColumnName =
IF(
CONTAINSSTRING('NewColumnName'[SERVICE_TYPE], "123"),
"Test1",
IF(
CONTAINSSTRING('NewColumnName'[SERVICE_TYPE],"456"),
"Test2",
"Test3"
)
)

 

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dommyw277
Helper II
Helper II

Amazing, thank you!

You're welcome @dommyw277 🙂

I would also suggest you to use SWITCH instead of nested IFs:

NewColumnName =
SWITCH(TRUE(),
CONTAINSSTRING('NewColumnName'[SERVICE_TYPE], "123"),"Test1",
CONTAINSSTRING('NewColumnName'[SERVICE_TYPE],"456"),"Test2",
"Test3")


 

JorgePinho
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

What is the type of the column SERVICE_TYPE? Is it Text or Numeric? If it is text you are treating it as a numeric.

Hi, yes its Text - it contains text and numbers?

@dommyw277 can you give an example of the values in that column?

Thanks. Heres a brief example:

cd6b6eec- Azure

0b4c205 - AZURE 2

Try this:

 

NewColumnName =
IF(
CONTAINSSTRING('NewColumnName'[SERVICE_TYPE], "123"),
"Test1",
IF(
CONTAINSSTRING('NewColumnName'[SERVICE_TYPE],"456"),
"Test2",
"Test3"
)
)

 

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