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jamaicawi
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is there a formula that can trim or replace at certain char?

I have a column that has Completed Items. The data in each row in Completed Items is represented as example 1/4, or 5/10 (which is like saying one out of four items). I have created a new column (let's call it Open Items) from the existing data set. So now, I would like to trim (not sure that's the right term to use) what's in Completed Items column and the data in the new column. I'm reading up on different dax formulas... TRIM, REPLACE, SUBSTITUTE, however none of these appear to do what I need done.

 

Completed Items     --> new look should be Completed Items

-------------------                                            -------------------

1/4                                                                  4

5/10                                                                10

0/3                                                                   3

 

Any one know how to accomplish this in Power BI using a DAX formula? I really do not want to manipulate the data in the Excel.  Appreciate your support.

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darentengmfs
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Post Prodigy

Hi @jamaicawi 

 

Can you use Power Query to do this?

 

Power Query > Split Column > By Delimiter

 

If you still need your old column, duplicate that column and use Split Column on the duplicated column instead.

 

 

If you need to use DAX to do it, use this formula:

Completed Items_New = Right('Table'[Completed Items], LEN('Table'[Completed Items])-FIND("/",[Completed Items])+1)

 

Where Completed Items is your current column and Completed Items_New is the new column.

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ryan_mayu
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@jamaicawi 

you can also try this

Column = RIGHT('Table'[Column1],len('Table'[Column1])-find("/",'Table'[Column1]))

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@ryan_mayu- i have tried your solution and it works. Exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you! Accepted as solution.

 

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ryan_mayu
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@jamaicawi 

you can also try this

Column = RIGHT('Table'[Column1],len('Table'[Column1])-find("/",'Table'[Column1]))

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@ryan_mayu- i have tried your solution and it works. Exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you! Accepted as solution.

 

Vera_33
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Super User

Hi @jamaicawi 

 

Power Query is more intuitive for this case, add a new column with the data after delimiter "/":

 

Table.AddColumn(your previous step, "new column name", each Text.AfterDelimiter([your original column],"/"))

darentengmfs
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Hi @jamaicawi 

 

Can you use Power Query to do this?

 

Power Query > Split Column > By Delimiter

 

If you still need your old column, duplicate that column and use Split Column on the duplicated column instead.

 

 

If you need to use DAX to do it, use this formula:

Completed Items_New = Right('Table'[Completed Items], LEN('Table'[Completed Items])-FIND("/",[Completed Items])+1)

 

Where Completed Items is your current column and Completed Items_New is the new column.

This solution works as well. I am grateful for your knowledge!

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