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Justas4478
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Text.start with if statment

Hello, I have this M code for power query.
Text.Start([Day of Week Name],3)
I an trying to add if statment that if text says Thursday then do 5 caracters instead of 3.
I think it is simple thing to do but I am not familiar with M code.

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Hi @Justas4478 ,

Please try:

Text.Start([Day of Week Name], if [Day of Week Name] = "Thursday" then 5 else 3)

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Justas4478
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I manage to get it to work with this:
if [Day of Week Name] = "Thursday" then Text.Start([Day of Week Name],5) else Text.Start([Day of Week Name],3)
But I think there is better and shorter way to write this code.
If anyone has better solution please let me know.

Hi @Justas4478 ,

Please try:

Text.Start([Day of Week Name], if [Day of Week Name] = "Thursday" then 5 else 3)

Best Regards,
Gao

Community Support Team

 

If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution  to help the other members find it more quickly.
If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

How to get your questions answered quickly --  How to provide sample data in the Power BI Forum -- China Power BI User Group

Thank you it works.

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