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Janosa
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Double if statement in custom column

Hello all,

 

This custom column is already working except i want to add another if statement.

 

#"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Expanded Average weight", "Correct weight", each if( [Weight kg] = 0 and Text.Contains([Product], "something") )then [Average] else [Weight kg])

 

I want to add if([transactioncode] ="86") then [weight] ....i want the weight to be negative but i'm clueless on how to add this to the query. Can you please help me with this?

Thanks and regards

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BA_Pete
Super User
Super User

Hi @Janosa ,

 

The basic Power Query (M) structure for an IF statement is as follows:

if SomethingIsTrue then DoThisThing
else if ThisOtherThingIsTrue then DoThisIntead
else EscapeActionIfAllConditionsFalse

// i.e. if..then..else if..then..else
// No brackets, no capitals

 

The conditions get evaluated in order, top to bottom, so you need to be clear about what you want to be checked and when.

Based on the above, your new query step might look something like this:

#"Added Custom" =
Table.AddColumn(
    #"Expanded Average weight",
    "Correct weight",
    each if [transactioncode] = "86" then -[weight]
        else if [Weight kg] = 0 and Text.Contains([Product], "something") then [Average]
    else [Weight kg]
)

 

Also make sure that your [transactioncode] column is actually Text data type, otherwise you need to remove the quotes from "86".

 

Pete



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BA_Pete
Super User
Super User

Hi @Janosa ,

 

The basic Power Query (M) structure for an IF statement is as follows:

if SomethingIsTrue then DoThisThing
else if ThisOtherThingIsTrue then DoThisIntead
else EscapeActionIfAllConditionsFalse

// i.e. if..then..else if..then..else
// No brackets, no capitals

 

The conditions get evaluated in order, top to bottom, so you need to be clear about what you want to be checked and when.

Based on the above, your new query step might look something like this:

#"Added Custom" =
Table.AddColumn(
    #"Expanded Average weight",
    "Correct weight",
    each if [transactioncode] = "86" then -[weight]
        else if [Weight kg] = 0 and Text.Contains([Product], "something") then [Average]
    else [Weight kg]
)

 

Also make sure that your [transactioncode] column is actually Text data type, otherwise you need to remove the quotes from "86".

 

Pete



Now accepting Kudos! If my post helped you, why not give it a thumbs-up?

Proud to be a Datanaut!




Hello Pete,

 

thanks for the info, worked like a charm and I learned something new today.

 

regards

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