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sara11
Helper I
Helper I

Change the order of text in a column

I have a column with text like this:

Kristof, I., Apud, G.R., Aredes-Fernández, P.
or
Wacker, M., Keiser, J., Hirt, B., Stahl, M., Scharfenberger-Schmeer, M., Durner, D.
or
Yem, O., Petrie, P.R.

 

and I'd like to change this text to

I. Kristof, G. R. Apud, P. Aredes-Fernández
M. Wacker, J. Keiser, B. Hirt, M. Stahl, M. Scharfenberger-Schmeer, D. Durner

O. Yem, P. R. Petrie

i.e. the first names appear first, followed by the surname. The authors' names are separated by ",".

 

Thank you.

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slorin
Super User
Super User

Hi, @sara11 

 

Text.Combine(
List.Transform(
List.Split(Text.Split([Your_Column],", "),2),
each Text.Combine(List.Reverse(_)," ")),
", ")

Stéphane

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slorin
Super User
Super User

Hi, @sara11 

 

Text.Combine(
List.Transform(
List.Split(Text.Split([Your_Column],", "),2),
each Text.Combine(List.Reverse(_)," ")),
", ")

Stéphane

Thank you! It worked!

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