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pxb015
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Create a custom table duplicating rows from another table based on the other table's headers

Hi, I'm asking for help creating a custom table which creates multiple rows out of each original row in my PowerBI dataset. Please excuse me if this has already been answered.

 

The scenario:

 

I imported an excel file into my project with this table (let's name it "Customers"):

 

CustomerBoughtInStoreBoughtOnlineBoughtByReferral
BobYY 
JaneYYY
JennyY  

 

Without leaving PowerBI and creating external excel files, I want to create a new query or table (not a measure) in my project which looks like this:

 

CustomerStage
BobBoughtInStore
BobBoughtOnline
JaneBoughtInStore
JaneBoughtOnline
JaneBoughtByReferral
JennyBoughtInStore

 

My new table will create a row for each customer and for each stage that they've been marked in the original Customers tables.

 

How can I acheve this?

 

Thank you in advance!

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ebeery
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Super User

@pxb015 this can be easily achieved using the "Unpivot" transformation in Power Query.

After importing your table, select the "Customer" column, and from the Transform tab, select "Unpivot Columns" >> "Unpivot Other Columns".

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Then, filter the "Value" column to keep only "Y", and finally, remove the Value column.

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ebeery
Super User
Super User

@pxb015 this can be easily achieved using the "Unpivot" transformation in Power Query.

After importing your table, select the "Customer" column, and from the Transform tab, select "Unpivot Columns" >> "Unpivot Other Columns".

ebeery_0-1653356150645.png


Then, filter the "Value" column to keep only "Y", and finally, remove the Value column.

ebeery_1-1653356199111.png

 

ebeery_3-1653356211958.png

 

ebeery_4-1653356223016.png

 

pxb015
Frequent Visitor

Amazing, this is exactly what I needed. Thank you very much!

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