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Reading XML File

Hello, I have a problem with importing this xml file,

Screenshot 2023-03-23 215121.png

I don't know why but when I tried to upload the xml file, the file looks like a bunch of tables like in the photo above. Then, I tried to expand the data in Power Query Editor and resulted like this:

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The data doesn't seem to correspond to the exact column. For example, Aruba and 1960 should be in different columns. This is what the xml file looks like when I opened it in a browser:

Screenshot 2023-03-23 215701.png

Does anyone know how to fix this?



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try to replace the code here with this

=Table.Combine(List.Transform(Table1[field],each Table.AddColumn(#table([#"Attribute:name],{[#"Element:Text"]}),"key",(x)=>Text.Combine([#"Attribute:key"]," - "))))

That still didn't work. But now I think I just transformed the data into like this:

Screenshot 2023-03-24 110715.png

So I just need to turn every 4 rows into just one row. For example, the first row should be Aruba in the first column, Government expenditure...... in the second column, 1960 in the third column, and null in the fourth column. Does anyone know how to do that? I would really appreciate it.


It worked! Thank you so much.

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