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Sort number within a cell separated by comma

Hi, guys! I just wanna know if there is any way to sort a value within a cell that's separated by comma

 

Like for example, my column has a value of 4,5,2,3,7,8,6,1

 

is there any way I could sort this and make it as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 or the other way around like 8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1?

 

Thank you! I hope anyone could help me with this.

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Super User
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Re: Sort number within a cell separated by comma

You could do it in Query Editor:

 

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMtEx1THSMdYx17HQMdMxVIqNBQA=", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t]),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(Source, "Custom", each List.Sort(List.RemoveItems(Text.ToList([Column1]),{","}))),
    #"Extracted Values" = Table.TransformColumns(#"Added Custom", {"Custom", each Text.Combine(List.Transform(_, Text.From), ","), type text})
in
    #"Extracted Values"

To reverse sort, use the optional second parameter for your List.Sort " , Order.Descending"


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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Sort number within a cell separated by comma

Hi @sherville,

 

For your scenario, I think you can add a custom column with 'Text.Split', 'List.Sort', 'Text.Combine' to achieve your requirement.

 

Sample:

    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Sort DESC", each Text.Combine(List.Sort(Text.Split([Value],","),Order.Descending),","))
    #"Added Custom1" = Table.AddColumn(#"Added Custom", "Sort ASC", each Text.Combine(List.Sort(Text.Split([Value],","),Order.Ascending),","))

7.PNG

 

Full Query:

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMtQx1THSMdMx17HQMVCK1YlWstQx0TEG8sDiSrGxAA==", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Value = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Value", type text}}),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Sort DESC", each Text.Combine(List.Sort(Text.Split([Value],","),Order.Descending),",")),
    #"Added Custom1" = Table.AddColumn(#"Added Custom", "Sort ASC", each Text.Combine(List.Sort(Text.Split([Value],","),Order.Ascending),","))
in
    #"Added Custom1"

 

Function Description
List.Sort Returns a sorted list using comparison criterion.
Text.Combine Returns a text value that is the result of joining all text values with each value separated by a separator.
Text.Split Returns a list containing parts of a text value that are delimited by a separator text value.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
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Super User
Super User

Re: Sort number within a cell separated by comma

You could do it in Query Editor:

 

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMtEx1THSMdYx17HQMdMxVIqNBQA=", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t]),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(Source, "Custom", each List.Sort(List.RemoveItems(Text.ToList([Column1]),{","}))),
    #"Extracted Values" = Table.TransformColumns(#"Added Custom", {"Custom", each Text.Combine(List.Transform(_, Text.From), ","), type text})
in
    #"Extracted Values"

To reverse sort, use the optional second parameter for your List.Sort " , Order.Descending"


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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Sort number within a cell separated by comma

Hi @sherville,

 

For your scenario, I think you can add a custom column with 'Text.Split', 'List.Sort', 'Text.Combine' to achieve your requirement.

 

Sample:

    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Sort DESC", each Text.Combine(List.Sort(Text.Split([Value],","),Order.Descending),","))
    #"Added Custom1" = Table.AddColumn(#"Added Custom", "Sort ASC", each Text.Combine(List.Sort(Text.Split([Value],","),Order.Ascending),","))

7.PNG

 

Full Query:

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMtQx1THSMdMx17HQMVCK1YlWstQx0TEG8sDiSrGxAA==", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Value = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Value", type text}}),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Sort DESC", each Text.Combine(List.Sort(Text.Split([Value],","),Order.Descending),",")),
    #"Added Custom1" = Table.AddColumn(#"Added Custom", "Sort ASC", each Text.Combine(List.Sort(Text.Split([Value],","),Order.Ascending),","))
in
    #"Added Custom1"

 

Function Description
List.Sort Returns a sorted list using comparison criterion.
Text.Combine Returns a text value that is the result of joining all text values with each value separated by a separator.
Text.Split Returns a list containing parts of a text value that are delimited by a separator text value.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
If this post helps, please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly
Learning resources: Power BI

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