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Removing seperator characters from values

We are building PBI reports from data in Project Online. We have a task field in projects that uses values held in a lookup table.

The lookup table has a code mask that establishes a two part code with a seperator which is just a single .

The first element of the lookup table is Alpha characters, for example ABCD, the second element is numeric values, for example 1234. 

The lookup table values when selected and assigned to activities in plans show a value, for example ABCD.1234

The benefit to us is that the Alpha element will allow us to group activities by a common categorisation. Using this approach also means lookup table values can be expanded or collapsed when looking to select a specific value against an activity which makes navigating a large list a lot easier.


Whilst this works just fine there are some who do not like to see ABCD.1234 - they want to see ABCD 1234. Is there a way using Data Transformation to translate from the value ABCD.1234 to a value of ABCD 1234?

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Thanks for the quick response, I followed your advice and got halfway to achieving my requirement. i have been able to split a copied column in a table and have got the two elements without the delimiter character displaying. I noticed that there is also a merge column option and using that I have managed to get from ABCD.1234 to ABCD 1234 which is what I was hoping to achieve.


Thanks very much for sharing your knowledge and experience.

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