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Grace17
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Power query data cleansing

Hi All,

 

I have a text data of user comments that comes with speacial characters like (like Â, ’) , If I use replace function, it will delete preceding or previous occurrences of the letter A  or  blank out the comment. I tried both the replace formaula and Replace value context menu " replace using specail characters".

 

Thank you for your help

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watkinnc
Super User
Super User

Chris Webb shows us this:

 

(inputText as text) as text =>

let

ReplaceDiacritics = Text.FromBinary(Text.ToBinary(inputText, 28597), TextEncoding.Ascii), RemoveQuestionMarks = Text.Replace(ReplaceDiacritics, "?", " "), RemoveExcessSpaces = Text.Combine( List.RemoveItems(Text.Split(Text.Trim(RemoveQuestionMarks), " "), {""}), " " )

 

in

RemoveExcessSpaces

 

--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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Grace17
Regular Visitor

Thank you!!

watkinnc
Super User
Super User

Chris Webb shows us this:

 

(inputText as text) as text =>

let

ReplaceDiacritics = Text.FromBinary(Text.ToBinary(inputText, 28597), TextEncoding.Ascii), RemoveQuestionMarks = Text.Replace(ReplaceDiacritics, "?", " "), RemoveExcessSpaces = Text.Combine( List.RemoveItems(Text.Split(Text.Trim(RemoveQuestionMarks), " "), {""}), " " )

 

in

RemoveExcessSpaces

 

--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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