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fuulhouse
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Splitting Column data into columns under Specific Text/Headers

Hello,

I need help splitting column text data separated by semi-colons into columns. The challenge is that the cells' data are randomly stored in the cells i.e 1st data in cell A1 may be the 2nd in cell B1, and since the options vary. Splitting them using the basic delimiter option didn't produce consistent data in each column. I want to automatically be able to add the options under the appropriate column header once the data is refreshed in PBI i.e Traffic coordination, Good/Stable soil, Schedule performance etc. all go under the respective columns. 

Any help will be appreciated. 

 

The data column to be split is shown below.

 

 

Project NoIssues Encountered
1Bad Weather
2Bad Weather; Field Support
3Traffic coordination; Field support
4Unstable/Bad soil; Field support; Safety & Security 
5Low Traffic; Schedule Performance; Safety & Security

 

Result:

 

Project NoBad WeatherField SupportUnstable/Bad soilTraffic coordinationLow TrafficSafety & Security Schedule Performance
1Yes      
2YesYes     
3 Yes Yes   
4 YesYes  Yes 
5    YesYesYes
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v-yuaj-msft
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Hi @fuulhouse ,

 

Based on your description, you could do some steps in Power Query editor.

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Result:

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Hope that's what you were looking for.

Best Regards,

Yuna

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-yuaj-msft
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Hi @fuulhouse ,

 

Based on your description, you could do some steps in Power Query editor.

050702.gif

Result:

v-yuaj-msft_0-1620369966241.png

 

Hope that's what you were looking for.

Best Regards,

Yuna

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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@v-yuaj-msft 

Thank you. This works.

fuulhouse
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@Greg_Deckler, there is always a fix.

@fuulhouse Post some sample data as text in a table and somebody might try. I am thinking, add an Index column. Split out your column by semi-colon. Unpivot. Sort by Index and then secondary sort by the Value column. Something, something something...


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@fuulhouse Even M can't always fix garbage data...


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