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carlwibe
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Some kind of pivoting or how?

Hello,

I am relatively new in the Power Query and M language and need help turning and turning a table I have.

 

I have a table looking like this today...

 

Region   Fruit
1            Mangoes
3            Mangoes
3            Melons
1            Bananas
3            Apples
2            Pears
3            Melons
3            Melons
1            Bananas
1            Apples
1            Mangoes
2            Melons
1            Pears
3            Apples
1            Pear


However, I need it to be displayed like this instead when loaded into an sheet...

 

1                 2            3
Mangoes    Pears     Mangoes
Bananas     Melons       Melons
Apples
Apples
Pears

Pear

 

I apologize if the answer is already in the forum but I in that case did not manage to find it.

Thanks in advance!

 

Regards,

Carl

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Hi @carlwibe ,

if you're in for a Power Query solutin and want to keep the duplicates you can use this approach:

 

 

let
    Source = #table( 
            {"Region", "Fruit"}, 
            List.Zip( { 
                {"1" ,"3" ,"3" ,"1" ,"3" ,"2" ,"3" ,"3" ,"1" ,"1" ,"1" ,"2" ,"1" ,"3" ,"1"},    
                {"Mangoes" ,"Mangoes" ,"Melons" ,"Bananas" ,"Apples" ,"Pears" ,"Melons" ,"Melons" ,"Bananas" ,"Apples" ,"Mangoes" ,"Melons" ,"Pears" ,"Apples" ,"Pear"} } 
                ) 
            ),
    #"Grouped Rows" = Table.Group(Source, {"Region"}, {{"All", each _}}),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Grouped Rows", "Fruits", each [All][Fruit]),
    #"Removed Other Columns" = Table.Column(#"Added Custom","Fruits"),
    Custom1 = Table.FromColumns(#"Removed Other Columns")
in
    Custom1

 

 

It's a variation of the method I've posted here: https://www.thebiccountant.com/2019/02/28/unstacking-columns-in-power-bi-power-query-excel/ 

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Anonymous
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If you really are new to powerquery you are probably easier off using the power query editor and using the following button:

shosher_1-1599835654825.png

 

Greg_Deckler
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Super User

@carlwibe Try like image below. See PBIX attached below sig, Page 6

Greg_Deckler_0-1599830041816.png

 

 


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Hi @carlwibe ,

if you're in for a Power Query solutin and want to keep the duplicates you can use this approach:

 

 

let
    Source = #table( 
            {"Region", "Fruit"}, 
            List.Zip( { 
                {"1" ,"3" ,"3" ,"1" ,"3" ,"2" ,"3" ,"3" ,"1" ,"1" ,"1" ,"2" ,"1" ,"3" ,"1"},    
                {"Mangoes" ,"Mangoes" ,"Melons" ,"Bananas" ,"Apples" ,"Pears" ,"Melons" ,"Melons" ,"Bananas" ,"Apples" ,"Mangoes" ,"Melons" ,"Pears" ,"Apples" ,"Pear"} } 
                ) 
            ),
    #"Grouped Rows" = Table.Group(Source, {"Region"}, {{"All", each _}}),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Grouped Rows", "Fruits", each [All][Fruit]),
    #"Removed Other Columns" = Table.Column(#"Added Custom","Fruits"),
    Custom1 = Table.FromColumns(#"Removed Other Columns")
in
    Custom1

 

 

It's a variation of the method I've posted here: https://www.thebiccountant.com/2019/02/28/unstacking-columns-in-power-bi-power-query-excel/ 

Imke Feldmann (The BIccountant)

If you liked my solution, please give it a thumbs up. And if I did answer your question, please mark this post as a solution. Thanks!

How to integrate M-code into your solution -- How to get your questions answered quickly -- How to provide sample data -- Check out more PBI- learning resources here -- Performance Tipps for M-queries

Thanks ImkeF, this was exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely move on now after your educational tip 🙏You deserve a gold medal 🏅  

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