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Sai_Anirudh
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Doubt please.

let
RemoveTextBetweenQuotes = (input as text) =>
let
startQuotePosition = Text.PositionOf(input, "'"),
ifFunction = if startQuotePosition > -1 then
let
textAfterFirstQuote = Text.End(input, Text.Length(input) - startQuotePosition - 1),
endQuotePosition = Text.PositionOf(textAfterFirstQuote, "'"),
effectiveEndQuotePosition = endQuotePosition + startQuotePosition + 1,
finalText = Text.RemoveRange(input, startQuotePosition, effectiveEndQuotePosition - startQuotePosition + 1)
in
finalText
else input
in
ifFunction
in RemoveTextBetweenQuotes

 

I want to make this function work in a loop. Basically I have data like asdad'123asda'asdasada'educate'asdas. I want to remove data between single quotes. The function I pasted is removing the first string between quotes. I am new to M querying and not able to get knoweldge anywhere else. Please some one help me. 

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v-cgao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Sai_Anirudh ,

Please try this:

 

let
    removeTextBetweenSingleQuotes = (inputString as text) =>
let
    RemoveBetweenQuotes = Text.Combine(List.Alternate(Text.Split(inputString, "'"),1,1,1))
in
    RemoveBetweenQuotes
in 
    removeTextBetweenSingleQuotes

vcgaomsft_0-1713753460209.png

 

 

Best Regards,
Gao

Community Support Team

 

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AlienSx
Super User
Super User

(txt as text, delim as text) as text =>
    [pz = List.Buffer(Text.PositionOf(txt, delim, Occurrence.All)),
    out = if List.Count(pz) <= 1 
        then txt 
        else Text.RemoveRange(
            txt, 
            List.Min(pz), 
            List.Max(pz) - List.Min(pz) + Text.Length(delim)
        )][out]
v-cgao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Sai_Anirudh ,

Please try this:

 

let
    removeTextBetweenSingleQuotes = (inputString as text) =>
let
    RemoveBetweenQuotes = Text.Combine(List.Alternate(Text.Split(inputString, "'"),1,1,1))
in
    RemoveBetweenQuotes
in 
    removeTextBetweenSingleQuotes

vcgaomsft_0-1713753460209.png

 

 

Best Regards,
Gao

Community Support Team

 

If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution  to help the other members find it more quickly.
If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

How to get your questions answered quickly --  How to provide sample data in the Power BI Forum -- China Power BI User Group

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