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Brian_M
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Remove a list of words from a string

Hi

 

@ImkeF seeing that you aced the question about removing characters, do you know an efficient way to remove a list of words from a string?

 

I know this doesn't work since Text.Remove takes a list of characters, not a list of strings.

 

= Text.Remove ( "PeterPaulMary", { "Peter","Mary" } )

 

I can do Text.Replace but that will only do one word at a time.

 

Thanks!

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ImkeF
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Super User II

Please try if this works: http://www.thebiccountant.com/2016/05/22/multiple-replacements-in-power-bi-and-power-query/ & report back, as I haven't tried it out myself with blanks.

Just leave the column "ReplaceWith" blank.

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ImkeF
Super User II
Super User II

Please try if this works: http://www.thebiccountant.com/2016/05/22/multiple-replacements-in-power-bi-and-power-query/ & report back, as I haven't tried it out myself with blanks.

Just leave the column "ReplaceWith" blank.

Imke Feldmann (The BIccountant)

If you liked my solution, please give it a thumbs up. And if I did answer your question, please mark this post as a solution. Thanks!

How to integrate M-code into your solution -- How to get your questions answered quickly -- How to provide sample data -- Check out more PBI- learning resources here -- Performance Tipps for M-queries

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Brian_M
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Works a treat, thank you 🙂

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