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Excel_Learner
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Excel Column Splitting

Hi,

I want to split data available in 2 columns. It seems to be not straightforward, as I want multiple entry text data in a single cell (Column 1) to be mapped against same row Column 2 data, so that parallel data in consecutive cells gets mapped against each other.

E.g.:

Column 1     

Column 2

1. Sam  

2. John   

Engineer

Architect

 

I want final result as:

Column 1     Column 2
Sam  Engineer
John  Architect

 

Can someone help urgently?

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Hi @Excel_Learner 

 

This is my solution. You may have a try! 

let
    Source = Excel.CurrentWorkbook(),
    Table2 = Source{[Name="Table1"]}[Content],
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Table2,{{"Contact name", type text}, {"Job Title", type text}}),
    #"Filtered Rows" = Table.SelectRows(#"Changed Type", each [Contact name] <> null and [Contact name] <> ""),
    Custom1 = Table.FromColumns(List.Transform(Table.ToColumns(#"Filtered Rows"), each List.Combine(List.Transform(_, each Text.Split(_, "#(lf)")))), {"Contact Name", "Job Title"})
in
    Custom1

From

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into

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Best Regards,
Jing
If this post helps, please Accept it as Solution to help other members find it. Appreciate your Kudos!

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Vijay_A_Verma
Super User
Super User

Use this query as your next step. Replace Source with your previou step name.

= Table.FromRecords(List.Transform(Table.ToRecords(Source), (x)=> Record.TransformFields(x, {"Column1", each Text.Trim(Text.AfterDelimiter(x[Column1], ".", 0))})))

 

Hi Vijay - not clear. These are my column names "Contact name" and "Job Title". Can you pls. suggest complete step that can give the desired result from the existing format.

 

I tried this (but error):

let
Source = Excel.CurrentWorkbook(){[Name="Table2"]}[Content],
#"Changed Type" = Table.FromRecords(List.Transform(Table.ToRecords(Source, {{"Contact name", type text}, {"Job Title", type text}}), (x)=> Record.TransformFields(x, {"Contact name", each Text.Trim(Text.AfterDelimiter(x[Contact name], ".", 0))})))

in
#"Changed Type"

 

Use this

let
Source = Excel.CurrentWorkbook(){[Name="Table2"]}[Content],
#"Changed Type" = Table.FromRecords(List.Transform(Table.ToRecords(Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Contact name", type text}, {"Job Title", type text}})), (x)=> Record.TransformFields(x, {"Contact name", each Text.Trim(Text.AfterDelimiter(x[Contact name], ".", 0))})))
in
#"Changed Type"

Still this error:

Excel_Learner_0-1708405798731.png

 

Please upload an Excel file with dummy data with the query applied to any file hosting service such as Onedrive, Google drive, Box, Dropbox...and share the link here

Hi Vijay - here is the data. 

Original Data
Contact name       Job Title        Email
1. Sam Kennedy      
2. John Kennedy    
1. Software Engineer 2. Manager        sam.kennedy@xxx.com
john.kennedy@xxx.com

Hi @Excel_Learner 

 

This is my solution. You may have a try! 

let
    Source = Excel.CurrentWorkbook(),
    Table2 = Source{[Name="Table1"]}[Content],
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Table2,{{"Contact name", type text}, {"Job Title", type text}}),
    #"Filtered Rows" = Table.SelectRows(#"Changed Type", each [Contact name] <> null and [Contact name] <> ""),
    Custom1 = Table.FromColumns(List.Transform(Table.ToColumns(#"Filtered Rows"), each List.Combine(List.Transform(_, each Text.Split(_, "#(lf)")))), {"Contact Name", "Job Title"})
in
    Custom1

From

vjingzhanmsft_0-1708680389445.png

into

vjingzhanmsft_1-1708680408662.png

 

Best Regards,
Jing
If this post helps, please Accept it as Solution to help other members find it. Appreciate your Kudos!

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