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droidmaterial
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PowerBI reading column with multiple values as Table

I'm trying to create a dashboard from a SharePoint list. The list contains few columns with multiple names. The problem is when I try to read the same in PowerBI, these columns are being read as table format and when I try to expand, it shows there is no data though there is data present. In a similar style, if a column contains only one name, then I was able to extract the names out of it but it doesn't work the same way if there are more than one name. Did anyone face similar issue and were you able to solve it, if so, how?

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Sample data:

ColA     ColB         ColC

1       John Doe     John Doe, Tim Apple

2       Tim Apple    Tim Apple, Steve Cook

3       Steve Cook   Steve Cook

 

From the above, I was able to work successfully on ColB but ColC doesn't return any value.

 

 

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droidmaterial
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Re: PowerBI reading column with multiple values as Table

I was able to figure this out.

There is a column which is retreived along with other columns during this process named "FieldValuesAsText". Using this column, we can convert more than one column with data as lists, tables etc and extract the data values at the same time.
This worked flawlessly and it retreived the data in shorter time as well.

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droidmaterial
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Re: PowerBI reading column with multiple values as Table

I was able to figure this out.

There is a column which is retreived along with other columns during this process named "FieldValuesAsText". Using this column, we can convert more than one column with data as lists, tables etc and extract the data values at the same time.
This worked flawlessly and it retreived the data in shorter time as well.

View solution in original post

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Re: PowerBI reading column with multiple values as Table

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