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SArtaz
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extract text in column

Hello. I have a coulmn that has 4 and 5 characters in various rows.

SArtaz_1-1706738455807.png

I want to extract data into a new column; I want the 3rd and 4th characters from the left. In this example, it would be "45",  However my Excel version does not have the Extract option within the Text Column area. 

SArtaz_2-1706738535576.png

 

How do I accomplish pulling these characters (like I would if I had the Extract option) in the version I have?

 

 

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v-junyant-msft
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Hi @SArtaz ,

Please try this way:
In Power Query, click "Custom Column":

vjunyantmsft_1-1706753128854.png

Use this M code:

Text.Middle([Column1], 2, 2)

vjunyantmsft_0-1706753109405.png

And the final output is below:

vjunyantmsft_2-1706753170835.png


Best Regards,
Dino 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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v-junyant-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @SArtaz ,

Please try this way:
In Power Query, click "Custom Column":

vjunyantmsft_1-1706753128854.png

Use this M code:

Text.Middle([Column1], 2, 2)

vjunyantmsft_0-1706753109405.png

And the final output is below:

vjunyantmsft_2-1706753170835.png


Best Regards,
Dino 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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