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carlbh Regular Visitor
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Query for text string "Outlook" not working

I am trying to run a query on data imported from an excel table. What I want to do is search a column for a textstring and return in the custom column a specific phrase. The contents of the column being searched is a variety of IT related products. e.g. SAP, Citrix, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Outlook, Laptop, Desktop, etc.

If I set the query to look for "SAP" as they text string it corectly returns the phrase "SAP Case" as required, likeiwse for "Citirx", "Network", "Telephony etc. 

However if I set the query to look for "Outlook" it fails to identify it and returns nothing. Nor will ir return anything if I use a partial string of "Out" or "Look", or the full text string of "Microsoft Outlook". It will however return against just "Microsoft".

 

Any thoughts?

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carlbh Regular Visitor
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Re: Query for text string "Outlook" not working

Many thanks. I have had another look at this today with a clearer head and realised that it was a simple case of Case sensitivity.

The "OUTLOOK" in my source data was in upper case, wherease the "Outlook" in my query was lower case.

Didnt realise PBI was case sensitive like that.

 

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Community Support Team
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Re: Query for text string "Outlook" not working

Hi @carlbh,

 

I have made a test to search for outlook with Power Query, everything worked as expected.

 

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If it is convenient, could you share a dummy pbix file which can reproduce the scenario, so that we can help further investigate on it? You can upload it to OneDrive or Dropbox and post the link here. Do mask sensitive data before uploading.)

 

Best Regards,

Cherry

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carlbh Regular Visitor
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Re: Query for text string "Outlook" not working

Many thanks. I have had another look at this today with a clearer head and realised that it was a simple case of Case sensitivity.

The "OUTLOOK" in my source data was in upper case, wherease the "Outlook" in my query was lower case.

Didnt realise PBI was case sensitive like that.

 

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