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Lookup which includes multiples, duplicates and null values

Hi all,

 

Hoping you can help me with this one as I am going around in circles! I've got multiple lines some with a category and some with a job and i'm trying to keep both for reporting. The problem comes up when I try to do a lookup from sourcetransaction.uid to UID and i have many duplicates and many lines with null which I need it to ignore, I can't delete these. Also the sum of CD1 in the table below is $27,865.34 so i need to do a lookup to indicate not to keep that one under source Fin as I've got it in CD1, but i can't group CD1 as I want to be able to see each line. I've tried doing a unique key but i don't have any data in Fin that matches CD1 except for amount and where there are multiples that sum to the number I need that is being missed. Basically I am looking for f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d in UID and then to flag it so if its source FIN account number 1-1110 only then i can remove it without removing all the others.

 

Any help would be so gratefully accepted!! 

 

UIDCategory.DisplayIDAccount.DisplayIDJob.NameAmountTotalSourceThe Final AmountFinal DateSourceTransaction.UID

b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1145Admin-4748.55 Fin-4748.5514/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1111Admin-615.99 Fin-615.9914/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1112Admin-1898.04 Fin-1898.0414/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1113Admin-841.82 Fin-841.8214/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1132Admin-1862.48 Fin-1862.4814/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1130Admin-1658.12 Fin-1658.1214/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1115Admin-813.54 Fin-813.5414/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1114Admin-514.99 Fin-514.9914/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1116Admin-1045.98 Fin-1045.9814/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1140Admin-3964.66 Fin-3964.6614/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1117Admin-1425.46 Fin-1425.4614/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1110Admin-1083.17 Fin-1083.1714/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1119Admin-1356.41 Fin-1356.4114/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1155Admin-3576.57 Fin-3576.5714/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 2-1135Admin-2459.56 Fin-2459.5614/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
b22bd640-b5c8-4834-923d-0b8cd0e47362 1-1110 -27865.34 Fin-27865.3414/12/2018f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-615.9914/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-1898.0414/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-841.8214/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-1862.4814/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-1658.1214/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-813.5414/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-514.9914/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-1045.9814/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-3964.6614/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-1425.4614/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-1083.1714/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-4748.5514/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-1356.4114/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-3576.5714/12/2018 
f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d101-Admin1-1110   CD1-2459.5614/12/2018 
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Anonymous
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Thank you for your help, sorry I'm not good at posting stuff including links etc... I think the answer is  

Column = IF(ISBLANK('Trial Balance'[SourceTransaction.UID]),FALSE(),IF(ISBLANK('Trial Balance'[UID]),FALSE(),CONTAINS('Trial Balance','Trial Balance'[UID],'Trial Balance'[SourceTransaction.UID])))... but i'm still testing it. thank you!

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ImkeF
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Please paste a sample of the desired outcome as well.

Ideally post link to file, as your samples headers have lost connection to your data.

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Anonymous
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Headers are 

UID

Category.DisplayID

Account.DisplayID

Job.Name

Amount

Total

Source

The Final Amount

Final Date

SourceTransaction.UID

 

in excel i would do a vlookup and get f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d, which is finding that in UID based on SourceTransaction UID, when  i try a lookup in Power BI i get blanks because of all the duplicates and nulls that also exist I presume.. I've also tried concatenex, rank, related, find, search... 

Basically trying to get f792617f-c325-457a-be63-bce63819cc9d based on UID column so i can then filter it out. Trying to recreate a trial balance where I can report on categories and jobs using all the line items 🙂 thanks for your help!! 

Hi @Anonymous,

is this what you're after?: https://www.thebiccountant.com/2018/08/12/how-to-do-a-real-vlookup-false-in-power-query-or-power-bi/

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Anonymous
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Thanks I did find that one and try it, didn't work for me unfortunately. Your blogs are always excellent!!!

Problem is, that I still don't understand your request.

So unless you're providing real sample data of your desired result (full table like described here for exammple: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/28212.how-to-ask-a-power-bipower-querypo... ) I cannot help you any further here.

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Anonymous
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Thank you for your help, sorry I'm not good at posting stuff including links etc... I think the answer is  

Column = IF(ISBLANK('Trial Balance'[SourceTransaction.UID]),FALSE(),IF(ISBLANK('Trial Balance'[UID]),FALSE(),CONTAINS('Trial Balance','Trial Balance'[UID],'Trial Balance'[SourceTransaction.UID])))... but i'm still testing it. thank you!

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