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aetedford Frequent Visitor
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Column: Add leading zeros left and right of hyphen

I have a text column in PowerBI, with numeric digits separated by a hyphen. I need the left side to be exactly 5 digits. If it is less, then add leading zeros. The right side needs to be 4 digits. Any less, add leading zeros.

For example:

  • 0002-800 -> 00002-0800
  • 0001-0800 -> 00001-0800
  • 12345-220 -> 12345-0220

Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Column: Add leading zeros left and right of hyphen

Hi @aetedford,

 

Based on Vvelarde's suggestion, I have something to add。 Before adding the custom column, please remove the "Change type" step after spliting column.

1.PNG

 

Then, you can paste the provided code into "add custom column" box.

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let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMjAwMNK1MDBQitUBcwx1DWA8QyNjE1NdIyMgLxYA", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [ID = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"ID", type text}}),
    #"Split Column by Delimiter" = Table.SplitColumn(#"Changed Type", "ID", Splitter.SplitTextByDelimiter("-", QuoteStyle.Csv), {"ID.1", "ID.2"}),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Split Column by Delimiter", "Custom", each Text.Repeat("0",5-Text.Length([ID.1])) & [ID.1] & "-" &
    Text.Repeat("0",4-Text.Length([ID.2])) & [ID.2]),
    #"Removed Columns" = Table.RemoveColumns(#"Added Custom",{"ID.1", "ID.2"})
in
    #"Removed Columns"

Best regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
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Super User
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Re: Column: Add leading zeros left and right of hyphen

@aetedford 

 

Hi, you can do with Query Editor

 

Step 1: Select your column and Split it by Delimiter.

 

Step 2: Add a Custom Column : (ID.1 y ID.2 is the splitted columns).

 

Text.Repeat("0",5-Text.Length([ID.1])) & [ID.1] & "-" &
 Text.Repeat("0",4-Text.Length([ID.2])) & [ID.2]

 

Step 3: Remove other columns (ID1 and ID2)

 

Regards

 

Victor

 

 




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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Column: Add leading zeros left and right of hyphen

Hi @aetedford,

 

Based on Vvelarde's suggestion, I have something to add。 Before adding the custom column, please remove the "Change type" step after spliting column.

1.PNG

 

Then, you can paste the provided code into "add custom column" box.

2.PNG

 

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMjAwMNK1MDBQitUBcwx1DWA8QyNjE1NdIyMgLxYA", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [ID = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"ID", type text}}),
    #"Split Column by Delimiter" = Table.SplitColumn(#"Changed Type", "ID", Splitter.SplitTextByDelimiter("-", QuoteStyle.Csv), {"ID.1", "ID.2"}),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Split Column by Delimiter", "Custom", each Text.Repeat("0",5-Text.Length([ID.1])) & [ID.1] & "-" &
    Text.Repeat("0",4-Text.Length([ID.2])) & [ID.2]),
    #"Removed Columns" = Table.RemoveColumns(#"Added Custom",{"ID.1", "ID.2"})
in
    #"Removed Columns"

Best regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.