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## if column contain keywords

Hi All,

My question similar like this link https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/DAX-If-a-column-contains-a-certain-value-then-a-column-cont...

but i involving around 30 of keywords on title column

My keywords is factory.Example F01_shiplannt_19062017

my condition like this :

If F01, column category equals to F01,

IF F02, column category equals to F02,

.

.

.

IF F30,column cateogry equals to F30.

The problem is i have to write so many condition, It is there any simplest way?

Thanks!

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## Re: if column contain keywords

We can get cleverer.  Firstly, what is the formula to what you care about?  Does it have to be the first 3 characters?  Do you only want the ones that begin with F?

For example you could do something like:

```My Measure = IF(
MID('YourTable'[Title], 4, 1) = "_",
LEFT([Title], 3),
""
)```

This will check if your title starts with XXX_ and the make the result XXX.

Does this idea help?

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Super Contributor

## Re: if column contain keywords

Are your first 3 characters always FXX?  If thats the case i would do something like this:

```My Measure = SWITCH(
LEFT([Title], 3),
"F01", <Thing to do>,
"F02", <Thing to do2>,
"F03", <Thing to do3>,
<Thing not to do>
)```

Naturally mine has only 3 options and an "Else".  But you get the picture.

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Member

## Re: if column contain keywords

yes, it always FXX. So i need to do one by one condition until F30?
How if i would like to do in advance editor?

Super Contributor

## Re: if column contain keywords

That version i gave you was for a calculated column in DAX, rather than in the "Edit Queries" section.  Its not quite so easy in Power Query, however i'm not an expert at Power Query.

This should work fine as a calculated column.

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Member

## Re: if column contain keywords

So, is no other way just like copy for the first FXX?

Because i have dataset that the factory always change.

like this :

if (title,F01) then just copy title from the first 3 letter.

if i create one by one from F01 and F30, it might be possible if in future there is new factory.

Super Contributor

## Re: if column contain keywords

We can get cleverer.  Firstly, what is the formula to what you care about?  Does it have to be the first 3 characters?  Do you only want the ones that begin with F?

For example you could do something like:

```My Measure = IF(
MID('YourTable'[Title], 4, 1) = "_",
LEFT([Title], 3),
""
)```

This will check if your title starts with XXX_ and the make the result XXX.

Does this idea help?

Proud to be a Datanaut!

Member

## Re: if column contain keywords

yes! you are correct.Thanks  a lot!

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