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## Sum two columns if third column contains text

H there,

I want to do a simple calculation which seems to be pretty easy in Excel but i dont get the solutions in PBI.

I have column A which has names in it.

The value in Column B and C should be added in Column D, if the text column A contains "ing" or "fy". Otherwise only the value in column B shoud be taken.

Thats an example how my data an column D should look like

A               B      C    D

testing       1     1    2

testfy         1     1    2

test            1     3    1

testfying    1    2     3

Thanks

Carina

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Microsoft Employee

Hi @CesiCash,

Based on my test, you could refer to below steps:

Sample data:

Create the calculated column:

```Column = var a=IF(IFERROR(SEARCH("ing",[A]),BLANK())<>BLANK(),TRUE(),FALSE())||IF(IFERROR(SEARCH("fy",[A]),BLANK())<>BLANK(),TRUE(),FALSE())
return IF(a=TRUE(),[B]+[C],[B]) ```

Result:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v95btioek957och/Sum%20two%20columns%20if%20third%20column%20contains%20tex...

Regards,

Daniel He

Community Support Team _ Daniel He
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Microsoft Employee

Hi @CesiCash,

Regards,

Daniel He

Community Support Team _ Daniel He
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Microsoft Employee

Hi @CesiCash,

Based on my test, you could refer to below steps:

Sample data:

Create the calculated column:

```Column = var a=IF(IFERROR(SEARCH("ing",[A]),BLANK())<>BLANK(),TRUE(),FALSE())||IF(IFERROR(SEARCH("fy",[A]),BLANK())<>BLANK(),TRUE(),FALSE())
return IF(a=TRUE(),[B]+[C],[B]) ```

Result:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v95btioek957och/Sum%20two%20columns%20if%20third%20column%20contains%20tex...

Regards,

Daniel He

Community Support Team _ Daniel He
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Frequent Visitor

Hi,

Try this function in Caluclated Column

`if Text.Contains([A], "ing") or  Text.Contains([A], "fy") then [B]+[C] else [B]`
Regular Visitor

Unfortunately there is no text.contains function in powerbi?

Is there any other idea?

Best

Carina

Frequent Visitor
Hi, I don't know which powerbi products do you test my function in, I have tested it using Power BI Desktop Version: 2.41.4581.361 64-bit (November, 2016) Check the below Pibx file I worked on. https://drive.google.com/open?id=12RIcR-QVFB1waMO2w56n4OD9iq8byHcD