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powerqueryquest
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Replace values in all columns with a formula (Cleaning negative values denoted by brackets)

A table imported from PDF has negative values denoted with one right bracket, like this "6,964.68)". (The left bracket has been placed in a separate column due to the way Power Bi does text to table translation.)

 

I'm trying to replace all values containing ")" with a cleaned and negative version of the value. (ie. "6,964.68)" would become "-6,964.68".

 

Importantly, because this is for a large data set, I'm trying to achieve this:

A: Without creating a helper column and

B. Without referring to specific column names

 

This code works:
= Table.ReplaceValue(#"Filtered Rows",
each [Column9],
each if Text.Contains([Column9],")")
then "-" & Text.Replace([Column9],")","")
else [Column9],
Replacer.ReplaceText,
Table.ColumnNames(#"Filtered Rows"))


This doesn't:
= Table.ReplaceValue(#"Filtered Rows",
each Table.ColumnNames(#"Filtered Rows"),
each if Text.Contains(Table.ColumnNames(#"Filtered Rows"),")")
then "-" & Text.Replace(Table.ColumnNames(#"Filtered Rows"),")","")
else Table.ColumnNames(#"Filtered Rows"),
Replacer.ReplaceText,
Table.ColumnNames(#"Filtered Rows"))

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v-zhangti
Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @powerqueryquest 

 

You can try to use Split in Power query.

vzhangti_0-1652681986292.png

The separated blank columns are deleted directly.

vzhangti_1-1652682020634.png

Convert the format to Text first. add custom columns.

vzhangti_2-1652682406179.png

Then convert the format to digital format.

vzhangti_3-1652682494627.png

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _Charlotte

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