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Chrisjr
Helper II
Helper II

Fill down non null values

Hello all, 

 

I have the following column: 

Name1
5
6
4
Name2
5
9

 

l would like to fill down the cells with numbers by the name1 and name2. How can I do this. I have tried to change the cells with numbers by blank values and fill them down but this does not work. 

 

expected result:

 

Name1
Name1
Name1
Name1
Name2
Name2
Name2

 

Thanks for the help,

Chris

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Mikelytics
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Resident Rockstar

Hi @Chrisjr 

 

Please do the followng in Power Query:

base table

Mikelytics_0-1670318987546.png

add a custom column

Mikelytics_1-1670319344547.png

try (if Number.FromText([Column]) > 0  then null else null) otherwise [Column]

*you can also take something like <> 0  if you also have values below 0

 

 

Execute the fill

Mikelytics_2-1670319388140.png

Delete the old column

Mikelytics_3-1670319407984.png

Mikelytics_4-1670319432046.png

 

 

 

Best regards

Michael

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@Chrisjr , just adding to @Mikelytics  solution. If you want to replace the values and do the fill down in a same column without duplicating and deleting the columns, Please try the below code in your replace value step.

= Table.ReplaceValue(Source,each [Name],
each if Number.FromText([Name]) > 0 then null else [Name],
     Replacer.ReplaceValue,{"Name"})

Arul_0-1670321375419.png

 

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Mikelytics
Resident Rockstar
Resident Rockstar

Hi @Chrisjr 

 

Please do the followng in Power Query:

base table

Mikelytics_0-1670318987546.png

add a custom column

Mikelytics_1-1670319344547.png

try (if Number.FromText([Column]) > 0  then null else null) otherwise [Column]

*you can also take something like <> 0  if you also have values below 0

 

 

Execute the fill

Mikelytics_2-1670319388140.png

Delete the old column

Mikelytics_3-1670319407984.png

Mikelytics_4-1670319432046.png

 

 

 

Best regards

Michael

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@Mikelytics thanks for the clear steps

Chrisjr
Helper II
Helper II

 HI @Arul Thanks for your reply. 

I thought about this solution but how do you replace by null values?

@Chrisjr , just adding to @Mikelytics  solution. If you want to replace the values and do the fill down in a same column without duplicating and deleting the columns, Please try the below code in your replace value step.

= Table.ReplaceValue(Source,each [Name],
each if Number.FromText([Name]) > 0 then null else [Name],
     Replacer.ReplaceValue,{"Name"})

Arul_0-1670321375419.png

 

Thanks,

If I answered your question then mark my post as a solution and a kudo would be appreciated.

HI @Arul 

Awesome addon which makes the solution more lean! Will definietely put this in my toolbox 🙂 Thank you!

 

Best regards

Michael

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Arul
Super User
Super User

@Chrisjr ,

Instead of replacing values with blank you can replace values with null and then use fill down. 

Thanks,

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