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Estevan
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Duplicating a New Column in Power Query

Hello, 

 

I am working on data set that is imported via Salesforce Objects into Power Query. On one of my queries I'll have a table that has a column for Department Owner. Then I'll create another table for a different report within the same Power Query but this table will not have a column for Deptartment Owner.

Is it possible to create a new column for Department Owner on this new table, auto filling in or matching the User to their correct department? 

 

I would be more than happy to provide additonal information or demonstrate. 

 

Thank you!! 

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v-yanjiang-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Estevan ,

According to your description, here's my solution. My sample data is as below.

Table :

vyanjiangmsft_0-1686559047913.png

User table:

vyanjiangmsft_1-1686559077020.png

Solution1:

Select the User column in User table, then click "Merge Queries"

vyanjiangmsft_2-1686559204205.png

Select User column in another table.

vyanjiangmsft_3-1686559260962.png

In the result column, expand Department column.

vyanjiangmsft_4-1686559319862.png

Solution2:

Add a custom column:

Table.SelectRows(#"Table", (x)=> x[User]=[User])[Department]{0}

Both get correct result:

vyanjiangmsft_5-1686559398350.png

I attach my sample below for your reference.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team_yanjiang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-yanjiang-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Estevan ,

According to your description, here's my solution. My sample data is as below.

Table :

vyanjiangmsft_0-1686559047913.png

User table:

vyanjiangmsft_1-1686559077020.png

Solution1:

Select the User column in User table, then click "Merge Queries"

vyanjiangmsft_2-1686559204205.png

Select User column in another table.

vyanjiangmsft_3-1686559260962.png

In the result column, expand Department column.

vyanjiangmsft_4-1686559319862.png

Solution2:

Add a custom column:

Table.SelectRows(#"Table", (x)=> x[User]=[User])[Department]{0}

Both get correct result:

vyanjiangmsft_5-1686559398350.png

I attach my sample below for your reference.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team_yanjiang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

RocketRod
Frequent Visitor

Yes, can merge the tables to add the column into the new table, or write M code to do it if lookup logic is complex.

Hi RocketRod, 

 

Are you available to provide further support? This would be a huge help for me so I can move forward with this roadblock. 

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