Skip to main content
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

The ultimate Microsoft Fabric, Power BI, Azure AI & SQL learning event! Join us in Las Vegas from March 26-28, 2024. Use code MSCUST for a $100 discount. Register Now

Reply
baneworth
Helper II
Helper II

Qliksense Wildmatch -> Power BI DAX

Recently moved from Qlik to Power BI and very new to using DAX

 

What would be the euqivalent to the Wildmatch function (please refer to image)

- basically what i have to do is combining several values(usually its just one) and then renaming them

 

If there would be a better solution i am happy to learn

qlik product.JPG

 

 

Best regards

2 ACCEPTED SOLUTIONS
amitchandak
Super User
Super User

Power VI has search and find in Dax

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/search-function-dax

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/find-function-dax

For multiple filter use switch

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Help-with-SWITCH-TRUE-with-multiple-items-to-evaluate/td-p/...

 

Appreciate your Kudos. In case, this is the solution you are looking for, mark it as the Solution.
In case it does not help, please provide additional information and mark me with @

Thanks. My Recent Blogs -Decoding Direct Query - Time Intelligence, Winner Coloring on MAP, HR Analytics, Power BI Working with Non-Standard TimeAnd Comparing Data Across Date Ranges
Connect on Linkedin

View solution in original post

v-alq-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @baneworth 

 

Based on your description, I'd like to suggest you use FIND(), SEARCH(), CONTAINSSTRING(), CONTAINSSTRINGEXACT().

 

Here is the functions for text.

1. Text connection functions :  

 

CONCATENATE(<text1>, <text2>)
CONCATENATEX(<table>, <expression>, [delimiter])
COMBINEVALUES(<delimiter>, <expression>, <expression>[, <expression>]…)
DISTINCT(SELECTCOLUMNS(DimDate, "Month", COMBINEVALUES(",", [MonthName], [CalendarYear])))

 

2. Text search functions : 

 

FIND(<find_text>, <within_text>[, [<start_num>][, <NotFoundValue>]])  
SEARCH(<find_text>, <within_text>[, [<start_num>][, <NotFoundValue>]]) 
CONTAINSSTRING(<within_text>, <find_text>) 
CONTAINSSTRINGEXACT(<within_text>, <find_text>)

 

3. Formatting text functions : 

 

FIXED(<number>, <decimals>, <no_commas>)  
FORMAT(<value>, <format_string>)

 

4. Intercepting text functions : 

 

LEFT(<text>, <num_chars>)
RIGHT(<text>, <num_chars>)  
MID(<text>, <start_num>, <num_chars>) 

 

5. Replace text : 

 

REPLACE(<old_text>, <start_num>, <num_chars>, <new_text>)  
SUBSTITUTE(<text>, <old_text>, <new_text>, <instance_num>) 

 

 

For further information, please refer to the official document .

 

Best Regards

Allan

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

View solution in original post

2 REPLIES 2
v-alq-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @baneworth 

 

Based on your description, I'd like to suggest you use FIND(), SEARCH(), CONTAINSSTRING(), CONTAINSSTRINGEXACT().

 

Here is the functions for text.

1. Text connection functions :  

 

CONCATENATE(<text1>, <text2>)
CONCATENATEX(<table>, <expression>, [delimiter])
COMBINEVALUES(<delimiter>, <expression>, <expression>[, <expression>]…)
DISTINCT(SELECTCOLUMNS(DimDate, "Month", COMBINEVALUES(",", [MonthName], [CalendarYear])))

 

2. Text search functions : 

 

FIND(<find_text>, <within_text>[, [<start_num>][, <NotFoundValue>]])  
SEARCH(<find_text>, <within_text>[, [<start_num>][, <NotFoundValue>]]) 
CONTAINSSTRING(<within_text>, <find_text>) 
CONTAINSSTRINGEXACT(<within_text>, <find_text>)

 

3. Formatting text functions : 

 

FIXED(<number>, <decimals>, <no_commas>)  
FORMAT(<value>, <format_string>)

 

4. Intercepting text functions : 

 

LEFT(<text>, <num_chars>)
RIGHT(<text>, <num_chars>)  
MID(<text>, <start_num>, <num_chars>) 

 

5. Replace text : 

 

REPLACE(<old_text>, <start_num>, <num_chars>, <new_text>)  
SUBSTITUTE(<text>, <old_text>, <new_text>, <instance_num>) 

 

 

For further information, please refer to the official document .

 

Best Regards

Allan

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

Power VI has search and find in Dax

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/search-function-dax

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/find-function-dax

For multiple filter use switch

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Help-with-SWITCH-TRUE-with-multiple-items-to-evaluate/td-p/...

 

Appreciate your Kudos. In case, this is the solution you are looking for, mark it as the Solution.
In case it does not help, please provide additional information and mark me with @

Thanks. My Recent Blogs -Decoding Direct Query - Time Intelligence, Winner Coloring on MAP, HR Analytics, Power BI Working with Non-Standard TimeAnd Comparing Data Across Date Ranges
Connect on Linkedin

Helpful resources

Announcements
Fabric Community Conference

Microsoft Fabric Community Conference

Join us at our first-ever Microsoft Fabric Community Conference, March 26-28, 2024 in Las Vegas with 100+ sessions by community experts and Microsoft engineering.

February 2024 Update Carousel

Power BI Monthly Update - February 2024

Check out the February 2024 Power BI update to learn about new features.

Fabric Career Hub

Microsoft Fabric Career Hub

Explore career paths and learn resources in Fabric.

Fabric Partner Community

Microsoft Fabric Partner Community

Engage with the Fabric engineering team, hear of product updates, business opportunities, and resources in the Fabric Partner Community.