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Recoba88
Helper III
Helper III

Change columns name

Hi,

 

When I try to get data through power query (from google sheets or excel file)

 

I get it by columns - and then ther is automatically change type activated (for example column with title "1")

 

#"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Promoted Headers",{{" 1 ", type any},....

 

If later I will change my name column in data file to another title then "1" it will break the connection. 

 

So how can I figure this problem?

 

Thanks !

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MarcelBeug
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Community Champion

Remove the #"Changed Type" step.

 

If you still need to type your data, then there are various ways to do it dynamically, depending on your specific situation and requirements.

Specializing in Power Query Formula Language (M)

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vannikannank
Frequent Visitor

Hi Recoba

 

Did you change the column name dynamically without visual break? if yes please let me know the steps.

 

 

Thanks

Vannikannan.k

MarcelBeug
Community Champion
Community Champion

Remove the #"Changed Type" step.

 

If you still need to type your data, then there are various ways to do it dynamically, depending on your specific situation and requirements.

Specializing in Power Query Formula Language (M)

Thanks,

if you still need to type your data, then there are various ways to do it dynamically, depending on your specific situation and requirements.

 

 

Can you tell me how or refer to specific link to learn about it?

 

 

 

MarcelBeug
Community Champion
Community Champion

A typical example is to create a list with column names and the required types (this is actually a list of lists) and use that as second argument to function Table.TransformColumnTypes.

 

In this example, Table1 has 3 columns with a whole number, text and date. The query will still run if column names are adjusted.

 

let
    Source = Excel.CurrentWorkbook(){[Name="Table1"]}[Content],
    ColumnNames = Table.ColumnNames(Source),
    ColumnTypes = {Int64.Type, type text, type date},
    TransformSpecs = List.Zip({ColumnNames,ColumnTypes}),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,TransformSpecs)
in
    #"Changed Type"

 

In the "hard coded" version you can also recognize the list of lists as second argument:

 

let
    Source = Excel.CurrentWorkbook(){[Name="Table1"]}[Content],
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"ID", Int64.Type}, {"Text", type text}, {"Date", type date}})
in
    #"Changed Type"

 

Specializing in Power Query Formula Language (M)

Awesome

 

Thanks!

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