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MylèneB
Helper II
Helper II

Rename people based on unique ID

Hello all,

 

I'm struggling to do this and hope you'll enlighten me.

 

I want to rename people based on their unique id in our database. So if there is 2 'John Smith' with different id, I want one of them to be call 'John Smith2', but if they have the same id, then 'John Smith'.

 

Here is a example with the expected result: 

last_name   first_name      ID               Expexted result
Smith          John              123              John Smith
Smith          John              123              John Smith

Smith          John              123              John Smith

Smith          John              678              John Smith2

Smith          John              678              John Smith2

Doe             Jane              987              Jane Doe

Doe             Jane              987              Jane Doe
Smith          John              458              John Smith3

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parry2k
Super User
Super User

@MylèneB try this column

 

Full_Name = Names[First_Name] & " "  & Names[Last_Name] )

New Full Name = 
VAR __rank = RANKX ( FILTER ( ALL ( Names ) , Names[full_Name] = EARLIER ( Names[full_Name] )  ), Names[ID], , ASC, Dense )
RETURN
IF ( __rank = 1, Names[full_Name], Names[full_Name] & __rank )

 

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parry2k
Super User
Super User

@MylèneB try this column

 

Full_Name = Names[First_Name] & " "  & Names[Last_Name] )

New Full Name = 
VAR __rank = RANKX ( FILTER ( ALL ( Names ) , Names[full_Name] = EARLIER ( Names[full_Name] )  ), Names[ID], , ASC, Dense )
RETURN
IF ( __rank = 1, Names[full_Name], Names[full_Name] & __rank )

 

Check my latest blog post Comparing Selected Client With Other Top N Clients | PeryTUS  I would ❤ Kudos if my solution helped. 👉 If you can spend time posting the question, you can also make efforts to give Kudos to whoever helped to solve your problem. It is a token of appreciation!

Visit us at https://perytus.com, your one-stop-shop for Power BI-related projects/training/consultancy.



Subscribe to the @PowerBIHowTo YT channel for an upcoming video on List and Record functions in Power Query!!

Learn Power BI and Fabric - subscribe to our YT channel - Click here: @PowerBIHowTo

If my solution proved useful, I'd be delighted to receive Kudos. When you put effort into asking a question, it's equally thoughtful to acknowledge and give Kudos to the individual who helped you solve the problem. It's a small gesture that shows appreciation and encouragement! ❤


Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution. Proud to be a Super User! Appreciate your Kudos 🙂
Feel free to email me with any of your BI needs.

Hello again! Is there a way to add this column in power bi query? It's working well when I do a calculated measure, but I would like to do it directly in query to use this column after with something else, is that possible?

Wow thank you! And so simple too!

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