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PowerQuery - Text before multiple Delimiters

Hi,

 

May I know is there any way I could split text before multiple Delimiters in one function?

Original ColumnDesired Result
1 & 51
50 - 100050
1000/20001000
2000&50002000
5000/100005000

 

Great thanks!

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Employee

Add a step to extract the text before one of those delimiters, and then modify the code in the formula bar to look like this

 

= Table.TransformColumns(Source, {{"Column1", each Text.Start(_, Text.PositionOfAny(_, {"&", "/", "-"})), type text}})

 

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@mahoneypat it works in my query. Very brilliant. Thanks for your help!

mahoneypat
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Employee

Add a step to extract the text before one of those delimiters, and then modify the code in the formula bar to look like this

 

= Table.TransformColumns(Source, {{"Column1", each Text.Start(_, Text.PositionOfAny(_, {"&", "/", "-"})), type text}})

 

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In case other people struggle with changing the 'text before delimiter' line into TransformColumns, like I did, here is some clarification: 

 

 

= Table.TransformColumns(#"NameOfPreviousQueryStep", {{"Original column you want to edit", each Text.Start(_, Text.PositionOfAny(_, {"&", "/", "-", "any other symbols"})), type text}})

 

 

So don't expect to create a new column!

@mahoneypat ,

Two follow-on questions:

  1. How might I add null handling? It seems that Power Query returns an error if it doesn't find any of the specific delimiters.
  2. How would I extract the text after the first space OR after the first "-"? I used Text.Middle instead of Text.Start which works for the space, but still includes the "-" in the extracted text. 

Thank you,

 

-Travis

how can this be done with a multiple character string?

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