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purnima13 Regular Visitor
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Azure Blob read with encoding utf-8

Hello,
I have a list of csv files in azure blob that I combine and import into power BI.
I am successfully able to import the files.

But, the files in the blob are encoded in utf-8 and I would like to know how to enforce this encoding while reading the files from the azure blob (or) enable encoding for certain column after importing the files.

 

Below is the code from advanced editor

let
    Source = AzureStorage.Blobs("https://xxx.blob.core.windows.net/"),
    #"xxx" = Source{[Name="xxx"]}[Data],
    #"Filtered Rows" = Table.SelectRows(#"xxx", each Text.StartsWith([Name], "2019_")),
    #"Filtered Hidden Files1" = Table.SelectRows(#"Filtered Rows", each [Attributes]?[Hidden]? <> true),
    #"Invoke Custom Function1" = Table.AddColumn(#"Filtered Hidden Files1", "Transform File from xxx", each #"Transform File from xxx"([Content])),
    #"Renamed Columns1" = Table.RenameColumns(#"Invoke Custom Function1", {"Name", "Source.Name"}),
    #"Removed Other Columns1" = Table.SelectColumns(#"Renamed Columns1", {"Source.Name", "Transform File from xxx"}),
    #"Expanded Table Column1" = Table.ExpandTableColumn(#"Removed Other Columns1", "Transform File from xxx", Table.ColumnNames(#"Transform File from xxx"(#"Sample File")))
in
    #"Expanded Table Column1"

Thank you

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purnima13 Regular Visitor
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Re: Azure Blob read with encoding utf-8

This is what finally worked for me.
I just combined the binary files in this way.
When you click on the downward arrow in content to combine the files. It takes a sample file and asks us to choose the encoding.
This made it easier and the output is correctly encoded with utf8

image.pngcombine files from the content column

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Azure Blob read with encoding utf-8

@purnima13 ,

 

You can add a step using Text.FromBinary function.

 

Text.FromBinary(binary as nullable binary, optional encoding as nullable number) as nullable text

 

Community Support Team _ Jimmy Tao

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

purnima13 Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Azure Blob read with encoding utf-8

This is what finally worked for me.
I just combined the binary files in this way.
When you click on the downward arrow in content to combine the files. It takes a sample file and asks us to choose the encoding.
This made it easier and the output is correctly encoded with utf8

image.pngcombine files from the content column