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How to unpivot and pivot multiple columns into their own groups with their respective rows?

I have a table in this structure (from a SharePoint List):

Row IDDateEvaluator NameQuestion 1Question 2Question 3Question 1 CommentsQuestion 2 CommentsQuestion 3 CommentsQuestion 1 PointQuestion 2 PointQuestion 3 PointQuestion 1 Missed ReasonsQuestion 2 Missed ReasonsQuestion 3 Missed Reasons
19/18/2020JakeGoodBadGoodComments hereComments hereComments here313Reason 1, Reason 2Reason 2Reason 2, Reason 4
29/19/2020MaryBadGoodGoodComments hereComments hereComments here133Reason 1Reason 2Reason 3
39/23/2020WilliamNeutralNeutralGoodComments hereComments hereComments here223Reason 2Reason 2Reason 2
49/23/2020JakeBadGoodBadComments hereComments hereComments here131Reason 3, Reason 4Reason 4Reason 1

 

 

I'd like to transform it (unpivot, pivot, etc.) to obtain this result (for example):

 

Row IDDateEvaluator NameQuestionResponseCommentsPointsMissed Reasons
   Question 1GoodQuestion 1 Comments  
   Question 1    
   Question 1    

 

Basically, I'd like to group all the question columns, comments columns, points columns, and reason columns into their own respective columns with the corresponding rows.

 

Is there a way to transform my data to get that end result?

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Super User II
Super User II

You will need to find the delimiter between Question 1 and Comments, Points, etc.

For example, if you have Question 1: Comments
Question 1: Points
Question 1: Missed Reasons

If you don't have that delimiter, you can use a conditional column to look for text that contains Missed Reasons, Point, Comments and use that to determine which part of the question it answers.

Please see the attached file for reference. I will upload it under the signature.

 


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Super User II
Super User II

You will need to find the delimiter between Question 1 and Comments, Points, etc.

For example, if you have Question 1: Comments
Question 1: Points
Question 1: Missed Reasons

If you don't have that delimiter, you can use a conditional column to look for text that contains Missed Reasons, Point, Comments and use that to determine which part of the question it answers.

Please see the attached file for reference. I will upload it under the signature.

 


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I work as a trainer and consultant for Microsoft 365, specialising in Power BI and Power Query. 


excelwithallison.com

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