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jxzn
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using if(text.Contains) for multiple conditions in Power Query M

Hi there

 

I am trying to make a custom column by using an if() statement to pass an existing column through more than one text.Contains condition, and then return a string.

 

I have tried the below with no luck:

 

 

 

if text.Contains([Product], "AB") & text.Contains([Product], "CD") then "EF"

 

 

 

and

 

 

 

if text.Contains([Product], "AB" & "CD") then "EF"

 

 

I've found similar questions online but all of the resources I can find are using ><= and integers or are just for a single condition.

 

Any help on a solution would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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BA_Pete
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@jxzn 

 

The correct syntax in Power Query would be as follows. Pay very close attention to the capitalisation as M code is entirely case-sensitive:

if Text.Contains([Product], "AB") and Text.Contains([Product], "CD")
then "EF"
else //your escape value goes here, like null or "Error" or similar

 

Pete



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v-stephen-msft
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Hi @jxzn ,

 

I agree with @BA_Pete 's solution. Has your problem been solved?

If it is resolved, please mark the helpful reply as an answer, and more people will benefit.

 

 

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.

Hi Stephen,

 

What about in the case where you have two words in one column and you would like the new column to show both separate by a comma under an specific order?

For instance in one colum you could have sizes "small, medium, large" (but you can have the three words in one string of text inside the column) and you would like to have the three words separated by comma and the last by an "and" like "Small, medium and large".

 

Thank you!

 

Best

 

Alvaro

BA_Pete
Super User
Super User

@jxzn 

 

The correct syntax in Power Query would be as follows. Pay very close attention to the capitalisation as M code is entirely case-sensitive:

if Text.Contains([Product], "AB") and Text.Contains([Product], "CD")
then "EF"
else //your escape value goes here, like null or "Error" or similar

 

Pete



Now accepting Kudos! If my post helped you, why not give it a thumbs-up?

Proud to be a Datanaut!




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