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nerd2000
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displaying source table name in append field

I am appending several queries eg: 

query A

query B

query C

 

I want to create a custom column in the append result query that will display the source query name the record was from eg:

 

Append results:

 

fruit         qty        source query

apple        23        query A

pear           4         query A

orange       33       query B

grapefruit    4        query B

....and so on

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v-chuncz-msft
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@nerd2000,

 

You may change code in The Advanced Editor.

    Source = Table.Combine({Table.AddColumn(#"query A", "source query", each "query A")
                            , Table.AddColumn(#"query B", "source query", each "query B")
                            , Table.AddColumn(#"query C", "source query", each "query C")})
Community Support Team _ Sam Zha
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lucaspon
New Member

This is nice but, what if I have like 100 tables I need to append? How can we make this code dynamic so that it gets the table name for each row?

v-chuncz-msft
Community Support
Community Support

@nerd2000,

 

You may change code in The Advanced Editor.

    Source = Table.Combine({Table.AddColumn(#"query A", "source query", each "query A")
                            , Table.AddColumn(#"query B", "source query", each "query B")
                            , Table.AddColumn(#"query C", "source query", each "query C")})
Community Support Team _ Sam Zha
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Not pretty, but it worked, thank you.

This really should be a built-in function, it would make the append query much more useful.

Thanks a lot for this. It came in very handy. I needed to combine 72 Tables for cleaning. It worked well.

Wonderful solution, thank you! Came in very handy in my work today.

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