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Anonymous
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extracting values from mid strings - varying character length

Hello, 

 

I have a column of various values in the following format: 

 

XX_123rgdt_XXXXX

XX_343dsbceurfvr_XXXX

XXXX_323d_XXXXX

 

and would like to extract into separate column values between _ and _ from above. I thought of using MID() formula but these values have different length in the middle so it would not work for all cases. does anyone know how to do this?

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v-shex-msft
Community Support
Community Support

HI @Anonymous,

If the fact table records are similar to the sample data that you shared, you can use the following formula(path function) to create a new calculated colunmn to extract the specific part of strings:

New Column= PATHITEM ( SUBSTITUTE ( [Column], "_", "|" ), 2 )

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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v-shex-msft
Community Support
Community Support

HI @Anonymous,

If the fact table records are similar to the sample data that you shared, you can use the following formula(path function) to create a new calculated colunmn to extract the specific part of strings:

New Column= PATHITEM ( SUBSTITUTE ( [Column], "_", "|" ), 2 )

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
If this post helps, please consider accept as solution to help other members find it more quickly.
amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@Anonymous split column by _ and then use the middle column

https://www.tutorialgateway.org/how-to-split-columns-in-power-bi/

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