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eli-k
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Mass error handling

Hi all, 

I have a query with many errors in a specific column, resulting from different kinds of problems. I would like to get a list of these problems in order to deal with each one specifically.

I can easily create a table containing only the rows of the query with errors, but then in order to see the specific problem for each error I have to click in the ERROR cell and see the error messages in the bottom of the screen. 
This takes forever in is extremely unefficient in mass error handling. Also I can't export this table to someone working on one of the source files in excel so they can easily see what the problems are and solve them - they have to have access to my file in order to get the extra details for each error.
In order to solve this I would like to add a new column to the table containing those error messages. 

I this at all possible?

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Vijay_A_Verma
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Super User

What I would suggest is following -

1. Let's say the column which is having errors is called Data.

2. In a custom column, put following

=try [Data]

3. Now, it will create a column having records

4. Expand this column - This will create 2 columns - HasError and Error

HasError - True / False - You can filter on True to focus only on Error rows

Error - Will contain a record

5. Now, expand this Error record which will give all required information

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Vijay_A_Verma
Super User
Super User

What I would suggest is following -

1. Let's say the column which is having errors is called Data.

2. In a custom column, put following

=try [Data]

3. Now, it will create a column having records

4. Expand this column - This will create 2 columns - HasError and Error

HasError - True / False - You can filter on True to focus only on Error rows

Error - Will contain a record

5. Now, expand this Error record which will give all required information

1.png

Beautiful!! Thank you so much!

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