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VinceLuna
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Have a table with titles and first names combined in one field. I split the field to Name.1, Name.2, Name.3 etc.

In Name.1 there are some common titles, DR., Mrs, Deacon, Pastor etc. There are about 30 titles. 

My question is how do I search the table for common titles (I can type a list) and if a match is found in Name.1 move Name.1 to Title, Name.2 to Name.1, Name.3 to Name.2

 

TitleName.1Name.2Name.3
 RevPaulLeonard
 CathyVanNort
 MaiTran 
 AnsonGroves 
 MargiLoesel 
 RevDominicLeo,
 KatherineKardok 
 Dre  
 MelodySmith 
 JaneMachleit 
 Fr.MatthewHillyard,
 TraciBaker 
 RevJohnO'Cane

 

converted table will look like: 

 

TitleName.1Name.2Name.3
RevPaulLeonard 
 CathyVanNort
 MaiTran 
 AnsonGroves 
 MargiLoesel 
RevDominicLeo, 
 KatherineKardok 
Dre   
 MelodySmith 
 JaneMachleit 
Fr.MatthewHillyard, 
 TraciBaker 
RevJohnO'Cane 

 

Thank you. 

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AlienSx
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Hi, @VinceLuna 

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("bY9BC8IwDIX/yth5iHjxrBOV6VRUvMwdwhZcsWsg6xT/vWkHk4KXJM1H+t4rijiKk/iML6kn6LW0PZIBruMyGWAKtvlIv4GReiC2I8pBSb2yJ9G4XpiO3GbD9MIuQDnww93sCTvUARpMrKhVRlWDj2SEOzGBrAz6mWt6BrcrRv8OpFBT7YxfWmWbAGXgP8qhajQqG7A1TzyyIviWaau0/ojiz4vkrVyGJTyR/0TIqHHpj/d+Op3NU6dVll8=", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Title = _t, Name.1 = _t, Name.2 = _t, Name.3 = _t]),
    titles = List.Buffer({"DR.", "Mrs", "Rev", "Deacon", "Pastor", "Dre"}),
    tbl_list = List.Buffer(Table.ToRows(Source)),
    out = List.Transform(tbl_list, (x) => if List.Contains(titles, x{1}) then List.Skip(x) & {""} else x),
    z = Table.FromRows(out, Table.ColumnNames(Source))
in
    z

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AlienSx
Super User
Super User

Hi, @VinceLuna 

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("bY9BC8IwDIX/yth5iHjxrBOV6VRUvMwdwhZcsWsg6xT/vWkHk4KXJM1H+t4rijiKk/iML6kn6LW0PZIBruMyGWAKtvlIv4GReiC2I8pBSb2yJ9G4XpiO3GbD9MIuQDnww93sCTvUARpMrKhVRlWDj2SEOzGBrAz6mWt6BrcrRv8OpFBT7YxfWmWbAGXgP8qhajQqG7A1TzyyIviWaau0/ojiz4vkrVyGJTyR/0TIqHHpj/d+Op3NU6dVll8=", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Title = _t, Name.1 = _t, Name.2 = _t, Name.3 = _t]),
    titles = List.Buffer({"DR.", "Mrs", "Rev", "Deacon", "Pastor", "Dre"}),
    tbl_list = List.Buffer(Table.ToRows(Source)),
    out = List.Transform(tbl_list, (x) => if List.Contains(titles, x{1}) then List.Skip(x) & {""} else x),
    z = Table.FromRows(out, Table.ColumnNames(Source))
in
    z

Thanks I'll give it a shot.  Have to figure our where to insert code. 

Hi @VinceLuna ,

 

Create a blank query in Power Query editor.

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And then copy and paste his code into the advanced editor under "View".

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Query overview in Power BI Desktop - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

 

                                                                                                                                                         

Best Regards,

Stephen Tao

 

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