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JayTG123
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Adding text together in one column

Hi all, 

 

I am struggling with how to sum the individual values in the reasons_for_refusal column (screenshot below)

 

So what I am trying to achieve is the total of all rows which contains RC10 and so on - seperatley.

 

Jay

 

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Ashish_Mathur
Super User
Super User

Hi,

Ideally, in the Query Editor, you should first use the Split column > By delimiter and in the Advanced optios, select rows.  This will ensure that each cell has only one reason.  Then you can write this measure

Number of reasons = counta(Data[reasons_for_refusal])

Hope this helps.


Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/excelenthusiasts/

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Ashish_Mathur
Super User
Super User

Hi,

Ideally, in the Query Editor, you should first use the Split column > By delimiter and in the Advanced optios, select rows.  This will ensure that each cell has only one reason.  Then you can write this measure

Number of reasons = counta(Data[reasons_for_refusal])

Hope this helps.


Regards,
Ashish Mathur
http://www.ashishmathur.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/excelenthusiasts/
parry2k
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Super User

@JayTG123 sorry not sure what you mean? Can you share how your table looks like? Paste sample data in a table format. Looks like the column you are trying to sum is not a number column but it is a text column.

 

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parry2k
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@JayTG123 you can write a measure:

 

Sum = 
CALCULATE ( SUM ( Table[Amount], CONTAINSSTRING ( Table[Your Column], "RC10" ) )

 

As a best practice, split your column into rows in power query and then it should be straightforward.

 

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Hi @parry2k thanks for the reply. I have split the column and attempted the dax formula but I am now recieving the generic error message: "the function sum cannot work with values of type string power bi"

Jay

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