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pstaggers
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Combining multiple paired columns of the same type of data

I have time and temperature data pulled from a PDF datasheet (using PDF connector to get the data in to Power Query).  The trouble is the format of several alternating columns of time and temperature data.  I'd like to simplify to just 2 columns.  Essentially every 2nd column needs to stack on its predescessor while keeping the pair-wise relationships intact.  I would appreciate any ideas here.  A picture should help (what I have versus what I want):


Import from PDF looks like this:

pstaggers_0-1682524509483.png

 

Where I want to land:

pstaggers_1-1682524531519.png

 

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Greg_Deckler
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@pstaggers One way is to create 4 queries. The first three select columns 1 & 2, then 3 & 4 then 5 & 6. The fourth query is an Append query that appends the three to one another. You only need to load your 4th query.


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pstaggers
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Thank you @Greg_Deckler .  Just the trick!  Also, I found that I had to rename all columns to Column1 and Column2  (or Time and Temperature) in order to have the append just end up as two columns.  

@pstaggers Good call, yes, I forgot that step!


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Greg_Deckler
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@pstaggers One way is to create 4 queries. The first three select columns 1 & 2, then 3 & 4 then 5 & 6. The fourth query is an Append query that appends the three to one another. You only need to load your 4th query.


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