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## creating categories based on first character of text field

Hi,

I have a database column which contains workorder numbers (format text - contains alpha numeric characters). I want to create categories based on the first character of the workorder which can be the number 1 to 9. The workorder numbers which start with 2 and 5 are one group, the numbers which start with 3,5, and 7 are the second group. The numbers with 8 and 9 are 2 separate groups. The remaining numbers (1 and 😎 are leftovers and are valid when the not belonging to the first groups.

Tried with if-or calculation but I get the message that I only can use 2 nested or's. Tried also SWTICH function but not succesfully.

Can somebody help?

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Employee

@Hyperchef1969,

Create the following column in your table.

GROUP = IF(LEFT(Table[workoder],1) IN {"2","5"},"G1",IF(LEFT(Table[workoder],1) IN {"3","4","7"},"G2",IF(LEFT(Table[workoder],1)="6","G3",IF(LEFT(Table[workoder],1)="9","G4","G5"))))

If the above DAX doesn't work, please share sample data of your table here.

Regards,
Lydia

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

@Hyperchef1969,

Create the following column in your table.

GROUP = IF(LEFT(Table[workoder],1) IN {"2","5"},"G1",IF(LEFT(Table[workoder],1) IN {"3","4","7"},"G2",IF(LEFT(Table[workoder],1)="6","G3",IF(LEFT(Table[workoder],1)="9","G4","G5"))))

If the above DAX doesn't work, please share sample data of your table here.

Regards,
Lydia

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

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