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Matching data

Hi,

 

I am not sure if it is possbile in Power BI, however is there a way I can match the following:

 

Colunm A has : W345678-New 

Colunm B has : 45635 | W345678

 

As the value 'W345678' exists in both colunms, I want to remove the rows from my report.  All the vlaues I want to match are in the same format as above Colunm A values have -New after each value and Colunm B has a value then |.

 

Many thanks

 


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Re: Matching data

Hi @craig811 

 

You may try below measure:

Column = IF(ISERROR(FIND(LEFT([ColumnA],FIND("-",[ColumnA])-1),[ColumnB])),0,1)

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Re: Matching data

Column = IF(FIND(LEFT([ColumnA],FIND("-",[ColumnA])-1),[ColumnB]),1,0)

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Re: Matching data

Thank you,

 

However I get the following error:'The search Text provided to function 'FIND' could not be found in the given text' any idea how to fix it?

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Re: Matching data

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Make sure that the first 2 column references are the same. Also does all your data in column A have a "-" before the "new"?

 

Try putting a default value in if you don't find the hyphen.

 

Column = IF(FIND(LEFT([ColumnA],FIND("-",[ColumnA],1,"999999")-1),[ColumnB]),1,0)

 

 

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Re: Matching data

Thank you for the reply,

 

Yes, I do have some data in ColumnA that does not have - and some rows are blank.

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Re: Matching data

Hi @craig811

 

Could you show some data with screenshot?

 

Regards,

Cherie

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Re: Matching data

Test data screenshot.png

 

Thank you,

 

Please see screenshot attached.

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Re: Matching data

Hi @craig811 

 

You may try below measure:

Column = IF(ISERROR(FIND(LEFT([ColumnA],FIND("-",[ColumnA])-1),[ColumnB])),0,1)

1.png

Regards,

Cherie

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Re: Matching data

Great thanks Cherie,

 

This might be a silly question, however how do I get the formula to look for the value in columnA and if it exists in column B then enter value 1?

 

For example:

ColumnA              ColumnB

W111234-NEW     TEST

                              71554 |  W111234-NEW   

 

So from the above the value in column A exists in column B ,but might be on a different row in column B. I would still like it to show a value of 1 in the new column. 

 

Hope that makes sense. 

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Re: Matching data

Thank you for solution,

 

However, how do I get the if statament to look in all the rows of columnB ([Line Description) to find a matching value with colunmA:

Column = IF(ISERROR(FIND(LEFT([Transaction Number],FIND("-",[Transaction Number])-1),[Line Description])),0,1)
 
Currently the above just looks at the one row in columnA to the same row in columnB.