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Digger
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Variable in columns

I have 1000 countries, 

 

CountryName = "ES",
Position = List.PositionOf(List.Transform(Translate[CountryName], (x) => Text.Contains("tipo", x)), true)

 

 

How to put CountryName  as variable into Table reference? so  Translate[CountryName] should get info from ES column name Translate[ES]

 

now i get error

 

Expression.Error: The column 'CountryName' of the table wasn't found.
Details:
CountryName

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danextian
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Hi @Digger ,

 

To set something as a variable in Power Quer use let so that would be something like

let
  x = [Column]
in
  x //or any further transformation)                                                                                                

 

Additional steps after x and before in will require that that step or variable ends with a comma so that would be

let
  x = [Column],
  y = Text.Lower(x) //just a sample                                             
in
  y //or any other transformation                                                                                       

 






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so you offer to write 1000 if statments instead of just put variable to name? i need put variable to square brackets, but not write 1000s  ifs statments, as it will be not dinamic if new countrie appears

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