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kressb
Helper V
Helper V

Remove Characters from Text Column in PowerQuery

Hello, 

I have a column like this:

Person11.00 - Blue; 0.50 - Red
Person21.00 - Blue; 0.10 - Green
Person31.00 - Green; 0.25 - Red
Person40.50 - Red; 0.30 - Green

 

I want to do a transformation in PowerQuery that removes the Decimal Number and the Dash:

Person1Blue; Red
Person2Blue; Green
Person3Green; Red
Person4Red; Green

 

I tried this in Advanced Editor:

GetRidOfNumber =
   Table.TransformColumns(
            #"Changed Type1",
                     {
                     {
                          "Column2",
                             (text)=> Text.Remove(text,{"0".."9"})
                     }
                     }
                                           )
in
GetRidOfNumber

 

That gave me:

Person1. - Blue; . - Red
Person2. - Blue; . - Green
Person3. - Green; . - Red
Person4. - Red; . - Green

How do I get rid of the decimal point and hyphen?

TYIA

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Jakinta
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

You can just expand list for 2nd argument, like this: {"0".."9",".","-"} or go with each Text.Select(_,{"a".."z","A".."Z"," "})...

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Jakinta
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

You can just expand list for 2nd argument, like this: {"0".."9",".","-"} or go with each Text.Select(_,{"a".."z","A".."Z"," "})...

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