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SamWhite
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Extract substring from a string with random position

I have a excel column from which I need to extract XYZ12345671, XYZ12389782 and XYZ12389893 which can occur anywhere in the column like below:

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How can I accomplish this using Power Query. I want to extract it to a new column. The pattern is XYZ followed by 8 numbers

 

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watkinnc
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= Table.AddColumn(PriorStepOrTableName, "ID", each Text.Range([Details], Text.PositionOf([Details], "XYZ"), 11))

 

--Nate


I’m usually answering from my phone, which means the results are visualized only in my mind. You’ll need to use my answer to know that it works—but it will work!!

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watkinnc
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= Table.AddColumn(PriorStepOrTableName, "ID", each Text.Range([Details], Text.PositionOf([Details], "XYZ"), 11))

 

--Nate


I’m usually answering from my phone, which means the results are visualized only in my mind. You’ll need to use my answer to know that it works—but it will work!!

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