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joeywong
Helper I
Helper I

Extract and categorize the column

Hi members,

 

I need help on this.

 

I have a table with a remarks column. The remarks column is unstructured with spacing, text, numbers, and symbols. This column contains many words, but it also includes keywords such as "A," "B," and "C." 

 

I want to create an additional column and categorize the remarks column.

 

I have tried adding columns with “columns from an example”, but it does not work out.

May I know how to go about it? Thanks!

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Hi @joeywong ,

How about use the conditional column? like this:

vcgaomsft_0-1669871249177.png

vcgaomsft_1-1669871302284.png

 

Best Regards,
Gao

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How to get your questions answered quickly -- How to provide sample data

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joeywong
Helper I
Helper I

Hi Vijay

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

Please find below an example for the Remarks and Categorize columns.

joeywong_0-1668936698306.png

A new column, "Categorize," was added based on the Remarks column. Thanks!

 

 

Use this formula in a custom column where you will need to populate {"AA","BB","CC","DD"} appropriately.

= Text.Combine(List.Intersect({Text.Split([Remarks]," "),{"AA","BB","CC","DD"}}),", ")

 

Hi Vijay,

 

Thank you for your attempt to help. However, this solution does not work. There are some null rows in between. 

 

Do you have any other solutions? Thanks!

Hi @joeywong ,

How about use the conditional column? like this:

vcgaomsft_0-1669871249177.png

vcgaomsft_1-1669871302284.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

Use a try otherwise block

= try Text.Combine(List.Intersect({Text.Split([Remarks]," "),{"AA","BB","CC","DD"}}),", ") otherwise null
Vijay_A_Verma
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Can you give us an example of your Remarks column and how to categorize them? It will be easier for us to give the solution...

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