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Helper V
Helper V

[ Help extracting part of a text from a column ]

Hello everyone.

I would like help extracting the houses adresses from a "address column", and i need just the text at the start till the "," character.

 

Ex:

Travessa john charles de mello, 457 A - neighborhood ABC - City xyz, Sao paulo---> I need the part of the text till the first "comma", which is "Travessa john charles de mello".

 

I never had the need to do such a thing in power bi, and im somewhat lost here, because theres a lot of different adresses and i would like to know if theres a way to use the FIRST COMMA as a POINT where we can count the characters till there and then maybe use that count in a LEFT dax function.

 

Any help is welcome, it can be dax or power query.

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Super User III
Super User III

Hi @bolabuga 

Sure, you can use FIND:

     FIND(",", Table1[Col],1,0) 

to get the position of the first comma and then use that (-1) with  a LEFT( )

 

Please mark the question solved when done and consider giving kudos if posts are helpful.

Contact me privately for support with any larger-scale BI needs, tutoring, etc.

Cheers 

 

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Super User III
Super User III

Hi, @bolabuga , Power BI toolkit consists of another powerful lightsaber, Power Query, which does the trick.

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It's power is beyond imagination when you have a firm grasp of functions in M language. I bet you'll love it.

 

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Super User III
Super User III

Hi, @bolabuga , Power BI toolkit consists of another powerful lightsaber, Power Query, which does the trick.

Untitled.png

2.png

It's power is beyond imagination when you have a firm grasp of functions in M language. I bet you'll love it.

 

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@AlB 

@CNENFRNL 

 

Wow you both were amazing...REEEAALLY thks!!!

 

 

Super User III
Super User III

Hi @bolabuga 

Sure, you can use FIND:

     FIND(",", Table1[Col],1,0) 

to get the position of the first comma and then use that (-1) with  a LEFT( )

 

Please mark the question solved when done and consider giving kudos if posts are helpful.

Contact me privately for support with any larger-scale BI needs, tutoring, etc.

Cheers 

 

SU18_powerbi_badge

 

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