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FrankWoody
Helper I
Helper I

M Language Extract Text

I would like to create some criteria when extracting the text based on the number of "-" and the text of the column starting with "ABLE TO PLAY".
If the column starts with the text "ABLE TO PLAY" and the amount of ; "-" is greater than 1 so I want it to extract the text following this RULE:
Text.BetweenDelimiters([SPENDING LOCATION], "-", "-", 0, 1)
But if the number of "-" is less than or equal to 1 then I want it to use:
Text.AfterDelimiter([SPENDING LOCATION], " ", 2).
If the column starts with any text other than "ABLE TO PLAY" it can return the normal value of the column without change.

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FrankWoody
Helper I
Helper I

= Table.AddColumn(#"Renamed Columns", "Custom",
each if
   Text.Length(Text.Select([_5],"-"))>1 and Text.StartsWith([_5],"ABLE TO PLAY")
then Text.BetweenDelimiters([_5], "-", "-", 0, 1)
else if
  Text.Length(Text.Select([_5],"-"))<=1 and Text.StartsWith([_5], "ABLE TO PLAY")
then Text.AfterDelimiter([_5], " ", 2) else [_5])

Achieve after testing a lot! If anyone has the same problem or something similar I hope it helps.

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FrankWoody
Helper I
Helper I

= Table.AddColumn(#"Renamed Columns", "Custom",
each if
   Text.Length(Text.Select([_5],"-"))>1 and Text.StartsWith([_5],"ABLE TO PLAY")
then Text.BetweenDelimiters([_5], "-", "-", 0, 1)
else if
  Text.Length(Text.Select([_5],"-"))<=1 and Text.StartsWith([_5], "ABLE TO PLAY")
then Text.AfterDelimiter([_5], " ", 2) else [_5])

Achieve after testing a lot! If anyone has the same problem or something similar I hope it helps.

Hariharan_R
Super User
Super User

Hi,

Will you able to share some sample records?

Thanks

Hari

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