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Ondrej
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Values based on condition from another table

hello

I am trying to solve a tricky problem

 

I have a survey with answers like "happy", "unhappy", etc. I need to assign a numeric value for rating - "happy = 1"

I know a can do conditional column. But there is a lot of words, and the numeric values might change. 

 

What I want to do is create a separate table with words in one column, assigned value in another, and then in the main table create a new column based on the rule set in this small separate table... 

 

HOW?

 

thank you

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v-stephen-msft
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Hi @Ondrej ,

 

You can create a separate table with words in one column and assigned value in another column. Then, you can use the Merge Queries feature to join the two tables based on the word column. After that, you can use the Replace Values feature to replace the words in the main table with their corresponding numeric values.

Merge queries overview - Power Query | Microsoft Learn

Replace values and errors - Power Query | Microsoft Learn

   

                                                                                                                                                         

Best Regards,

Stephen Tao

 

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Ondrej
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it turns out the solution is pretty simple

you just do not want to do it in power query editor, but using simple DAX expression, you can add a column in power bi data view tab

 

NameOfNewColumn = LOOKUPVALUE('SourceTab'[WantedValue],'SourceTab'[ValueToCompare],'ThisTab'[ValueToCompare])

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Ondrej
Regular Visitor

it turns out the solution is pretty simple

you just do not want to do it in power query editor, but using simple DAX expression, you can add a column in power bi data view tab

 

NameOfNewColumn = LOOKUPVALUE('SourceTab'[WantedValue],'SourceTab'[ValueToCompare],'ThisTab'[ValueToCompare])
v-stephen-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Ondrej ,

 

You can create a separate table with words in one column and assigned value in another column. Then, you can use the Merge Queries feature to join the two tables based on the word column. After that, you can use the Replace Values feature to replace the words in the main table with their corresponding numeric values.

Merge queries overview - Power Query | Microsoft Learn

Replace values and errors - Power Query | Microsoft Learn

   

                                                                                                                                                         

Best Regards,

Stephen Tao

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.           

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