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Anonymous
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Shortening a string in a column

Hello, so I have a column that has this super long string of text, and I was wondering if I could shorten it to say the first 15 characters or so somehow? I have tried using the LEFT function to write a measure but I can't use the column in that, only other measures. And there is no left function available when I try adding a column. Thank you

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amitchandak
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@Anonymous , in a column

new column = left([col1],15)

 

In power query you can use text.start

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerquery-m/text-start

 

Text.Start([Col1])

 

 

in measure

New measure = left(Max(Table[Col1]),15)

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amitchandak
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@Anonymous , in a column

new column = left([col1],15)

 

In power query you can use text.start

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerquery-m/text-start

 

Text.Start([Col1])

 

 

in measure

New measure = left(Max(Table[Col1]),15)

Anonymous
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Thank you! didnt know about text.start

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