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AJPF
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pivoting columns

Hello all, 

 

I have some data (only 2 columns) which looks this: 

 

ID Note

100 This

100 is

100 an

200 example

200 of

200 what

300 I 

300 need 

300 to

300 see

 

What I want is this:

 

ID Note1 Note2 Note3 Note4

100 This is an (blank)

200 example of what (blank) 

300 I need to see

 

How do I accomplish this?  Am I heading in the right direction by trying to pivot it? 

 

Thanks

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ryan_mayu
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@AJPF 

you can try this

1. group by

= Table.Group(#"Changed Type", {"id"}, {{"Count", each Text.Combine([NOTE]," "), type nullable text}})

2. split the new column by space

3. change the column name

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parry2k
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@AJPF Although @ryan_mayu  solution is awesome I will not go that route, reason if you have one ID with let's 8 columns, it will create 8 columns for each ID with a blank value and that is unnecessary. From my point of view, it is not efficient. Just my 2 cents. Good luck!

 

 






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When I have more time, I may try your solution.  I just needed something quick and easy to get the report out!  Thanks. 

ryan_mayu
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@AJPF 

you can try this

1. group by

= Table.Group(#"Changed Type", {"id"}, {{"Count", each Text.Combine([NOTE]," "), type nullable text}})

2. split the new column by space

3. change the column name

pls see the attachment below

 





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This works really well, thank you, but is there any way of making the count of Count dynamic?  At the moment, the "Split Column by Delimiter" splits into Count.1 - Count.4.  What happens if one of my IDs has more than 4 notes?  Thanks. 

Ignore me, I can see that it does it automatically.  Marked as solution, thank you. 

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parry2k
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@AJPF pivoting is not a good idea, usually, you want unpivoted data. in this case, you can add an index column grouped by each ID, and then in matrix visual, you can have ID on the rows, INdex on columns, and Note on the values and that will do it. This post will help to add an index.

 

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