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Raaz
Helper II
Helper II

Expanding List Type in Power BI

Hi Experts,

 

In my desktop report,  I have "Sharepoint Online List" connector. One of the columns is of Type "List". When I try to expand it by going through the "Tranform Data", there's no Expand button.

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I tried this step, after going through different threads.

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and then this step

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After clicking "OK", I get this again with no "expand " button.

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What I am doing wrong?

How can I get a single value from this "List"

 

My List data has values like this (exported my sharepoint list to excel)

ABC;#12

DEF;#45

.....

and I want values before ; i.e ABC, DEF

 

I saw some posts using M code, ut couldn't understand 

 

Please help....

 

Thanks for you help......

 

 

 

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mahoneypat
Microsoft
Microsoft

I've seen that before too.  Just add a custom column with = [ListColumn]{0} to extract the first (single item from each list).

Regards,

Pat





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parry2k
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Super User

@Raaz the reason it will not show the arrows to expand because one of the rows doesn't have the value as a list. Having said that the solution @mahoneypat proposed will work if every column has list as a value otherwise it will give an error.

 

To overcome the error I will wrap it around "try otherwise" to catch the error, like this

 

 try [ListColumn]{0} otherwise null

 

 

 

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mahoneypat
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I've seen that before too.  Just add a custom column with = [ListColumn]{0} to extract the first (single item from each list).

Regards,

Pat





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Thanks mahoneypat!!!! Your solution worked!!

hi @Raaz, I'm facing exactly the same issue.. could you please elaborate on the below step suggested by @mahoneypat .. I'm still a novice 

Just add a custom column with = [ListColumn]{0}

Thanks  

parry2k
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@Raaz do you see two arrow on the list column in the header, can you click these arrows and expand the list.






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Thanks Parry2k. I don't see the two arrows. I have attached the screenshot above in my post

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