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sjh_au
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Convert rows into columns when row header found

Hi,

 

I have some data from ADFind tool.  The data has headers rather than a separate column every time a new record is matched.  Any idea's how to convert something like this into rows/columns in Power BI:

 

Record : 1

Col1 : value

Col2 : value

Col3 : value

Record : 2

Col1 : value

Col4 : value

Record : 3

Col1 : value

 

Any suggestions appreciated.

 

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Re: Convert rows into columns when row header found

@sjh_au,

 

You may refer to the code below.

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WCkpNzi9KUbBSMFSK1YlWcs7PMQRyyhJzSlMN4UJGcCEjmJAxXMgYLAQ3xwjDHCO4OSZwIRNUTcYYmoyBmmIB", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t]),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(Source, "Custom", each if Text.StartsWith([Column1], "Record :") then [Column1] else null),
    #"Filled Down" = Table.FillDown(#"Added Custom",{"Custom"}),
    #"Filtered Rows" = Table.SelectRows(#"Filled Down", each not Text.StartsWith([Column1], "Record : ")),
    #"Split Column by Delimiter" = Table.SplitColumn(#"Filtered Rows", "Column1", Splitter.SplitTextByDelimiter(":", QuoteStyle.Csv), {"Column1.1", "Column1.2"}),
    #"Pivoted Column" = Table.Pivot(#"Split Column by Delimiter", List.Distinct(#"Split Column by Delimiter"[Column1.1]), "Column1.1", "Column1.2")
in
    #"Pivoted Column"
Community Support Team _ Sam Zha
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Re: Convert rows into columns when row header found

@sjh_au,

 

You may refer to the code below.

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WCkpNzi9KUbBSMFSK1YlWcs7PMQRyyhJzSlMN4UJGcCEjmJAxXMgYLAQ3xwjDHCO4OSZwIRNUTcYYmoyBmmIB", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t]),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(Source, "Custom", each if Text.StartsWith([Column1], "Record :") then [Column1] else null),
    #"Filled Down" = Table.FillDown(#"Added Custom",{"Custom"}),
    #"Filtered Rows" = Table.SelectRows(#"Filled Down", each not Text.StartsWith([Column1], "Record : ")),
    #"Split Column by Delimiter" = Table.SplitColumn(#"Filtered Rows", "Column1", Splitter.SplitTextByDelimiter(":", QuoteStyle.Csv), {"Column1.1", "Column1.2"}),
    #"Pivoted Column" = Table.Pivot(#"Split Column by Delimiter", List.Distinct(#"Split Column by Delimiter"[Column1.1]), "Column1.1", "Column1.2")
in
    #"Pivoted Column"
Community Support Team _ Sam Zha
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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