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sarah2
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Counting multiple words (in a cell) over multiple columns

I have a data set using google forms to track where each person is located on a day. 

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I need to be able to track how often someone is at each location using a slicer for date and another for person (a graph that has a bar for each location so I can set the slicer to just Jan 2 and 3 and set it to only be looking at Arden and have a product that on the x axis says Location A with bar=1, Location B with a bar=0, Location C with a bar=1.) It could also be a few Cards that have the number for each location (connected to the slicer for time and person)

There is a consistent list of 19 people that I could list out into another tab in excel if that is helpful

 

I also need to be able to add Location A and B to get a total number of people at those locations with a slicer for time (I can do this in excel, but I was curious if power bi could count names separated by a comma?) This might also look good as a line graph with a line for each location (x being time, y being number of people)

I've read a lot of responses on this page and I'm so thankful for all your questions and responses! This one stumped me in its current configuration so I was hoping someone had an idea. Thank you for your time!

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jgeddes
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Solution Sage

You use Power Query to transform your data.

Consider the dataset

jgeddes_0-1670000177919.png

select the three location columns and under the Transform tab select Unpivot Columns, Unpivot Only Selected Columns

jgeddes_1-1670000231285.png

you should end up with something like

jgeddes_2-1670000281177.png

right click on the value column and select Split Column, By Delimiter

jgeddes_3-1670000332274.png

split by comma and under the Advanced options choose Split into Rows

jgeddes_4-1670000387296.png

Trim the resulting value column (Transform -> Format -> Trim)

Filter out blanks from the value column

You can now Close & Apply

You can now create the visuals you mentioned, for example...

jgeddes_5-1670000589409.png

Hope this gets you going in the right direction.

 

 

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jgeddes
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

You use Power Query to transform your data.

Consider the dataset

jgeddes_0-1670000177919.png

select the three location columns and under the Transform tab select Unpivot Columns, Unpivot Only Selected Columns

jgeddes_1-1670000231285.png

you should end up with something like

jgeddes_2-1670000281177.png

right click on the value column and select Split Column, By Delimiter

jgeddes_3-1670000332274.png

split by comma and under the Advanced options choose Split into Rows

jgeddes_4-1670000387296.png

Trim the resulting value column (Transform -> Format -> Trim)

Filter out blanks from the value column

You can now Close & Apply

You can now create the visuals you mentioned, for example...

jgeddes_5-1670000589409.png

Hope this gets you going in the right direction.

 

 

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