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vazmor
Helper II
Helper II

Split into Column based on one row

Hello,
I have the following problem,
Based on the row where the ----- appear, you can determine a way to separate with that example into columns and assume the division of asterisks to be another sheet. Marked wih yellow
Thanks

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Hi @vazmor ,
you could count them or use this function:


 

(myTable as table, RowPosition as number, optional ColumnName as text) =>
let
ColName = if ColumnName = null then "Column1" else ColumnName,
    Source = myTable,
    #"Kept Range of Rows" = Table.Range(Source, RowPosition-1,1),
    Custom1 = Record.ToList( #"Kept Range of Rows"{0} ){0},
    Custom2 = Text.PositionOf( Custom1, " ", Occurrence.All),
    SplitPositions = {0} & Custom2,
    #"Split Column by Positions" = Table.SplitColumn(Source, ColName, Splitter.SplitTextByPositions(SplitPositions))
in
    #"Split Column by Positions"

 

It assumes that your column to split is called "Column1".
If not, pass the column name into the 3rd (optional) parameter.

 

 

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ImkeF
Super User
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Hi @vazmor ,
in the Split Column-dialogue, there is an option to split by positions.
It accepts a comma separated list of positions (where your blanks are) to split the table.
Just make sure to start with a 0 as a starting point.

 

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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!

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Hello, Thank you, if I can use this option but how can I use the character function based on only one row or that the position function is dynamic based on that row of the -------.

Hi @vazmor ,
you could count them or use this function:


 

(myTable as table, RowPosition as number, optional ColumnName as text) =>
let
ColName = if ColumnName = null then "Column1" else ColumnName,
    Source = myTable,
    #"Kept Range of Rows" = Table.Range(Source, RowPosition-1,1),
    Custom1 = Record.ToList( #"Kept Range of Rows"{0} ){0},
    Custom2 = Text.PositionOf( Custom1, " ", Occurrence.All),
    SplitPositions = {0} & Custom2,
    #"Split Column by Positions" = Table.SplitColumn(Source, ColName, Splitter.SplitTextByPositions(SplitPositions))
in
    #"Split Column by Positions"

 

It assumes that your column to split is called "Column1".
If not, pass the column name into the 3rd (optional) parameter.

 

 

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, 

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