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jj101
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Need to remove numbers from a column

I have a column that has a mix of numbers and text. Example:

 

Column

ABC

ABC2

123

456

A1B1

 

I need to remove the ones that have only numbers (123, 456) not the ones that have text and numbers (ABC2, A1B1). 

 

I tried the custom column Text.Remove ([Column1], {"0".."9"} - however that also removes the numbers from the ones that have ABC2 and A1B1. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Vijay_A_Verma
Super User
Super User

Use this in a custom column

if Value.FromText([Column1]) is number then null else [Column1]

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ThxAlot
Super User
Super User

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WcnRyVorVAdNGYIahkTGYNjE1g0gYOhkqxcYCAA==", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column = _t]),
    #"Transformed Column" = Table.TransformColumns(Source, {"Column", each if (try Number.From(_))[HasError] then _ else null})
in
    #"Transformed Column"

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Vijay_A_Verma
Super User
Super User

Use this in a custom column

if Value.FromText([Column1]) is number then null else [Column1]

@Vijay_A_Verma thank you this worked lilke a charm!

Manoj_Nair
Solution Supplier
Solution Supplier

@jj101- Try this

if Text.Regex.IsMatch([Column], "^[0-9]+$") then null else [Column]

Let me know if this works.

 

If this post helps to find solution would be happy if you could mark my post as a solution and give it a thumbs up

Best Regards

 

Manoj Nair
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/manoj-nair-%E2%98%81-344666104/

 

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