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StefTheo
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fisrt step with BI : import txt file

Hi everybody,

 

Here is my problem :

I'm trying to import a txt file :

 

let
Source = Csv.Document(File.Contents("Z:\xxxx.txt"),[Delimiter=" ", Column=120, Encoding=1252]),

 

the delimiter is a tab and I have 120 columns, perfect. but the string fields in my txt file have quotes, exemple : 'Dupond'

What can I do to have only Dupond in my table ... without the quote ?

 

Thank you

 

Stéphane

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Greg_Deckler
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You could add a step where you replace the single quotes with nothing. Transform | Replace Values, ', [nothing]


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Yes I found this option ... 

but is there an option (as in Microsoft Query) to indicate that the text is surrounded by quote ?

in the help of csv.document there talk about QuoteStyle.Csv ... but I don't know if it this appropriate, and how to use it ...

@StefTheo - I looked through the documentation here for Csv.Document

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt260840.aspx

 

I didn't see an option for setting QuoteStyle, but I do see the remark. I believe that the remark is simply telling you that it is going to use double quotes as delimiters. I have not been able to find any way of changing the quote style. When using the Excel data import (not Power Query), you have the option of setting that, but I don't believe it is using the same engine under the hood.

 


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