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## retrieve text/string from cells in excel

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your attention. I would like to retrieve several information to made counts of a certain information as for ETL. My question is that how can I write the DAX script to extract text from a certain cell in excel? The following picture is the example, how do I retrieve the red words?

Really appreciate for your support. Thank you. 🙂

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Community Support

You may add a calculated column as follows.

```Column =
VAR s1 = "3. Defect type:"
VAR s2 = "4. Initiator:"
VAR p1 =
SEARCH ( s1, Table1[Abnormal Description] )
VAR p2 =
SEARCH ( s2, Table1[Abnormal Description], p1 )
RETURN
MID ( Table1[Abnormal Description], p1 + LEN ( s1 ), p2 - p1 - LEN ( s1 ) )
```
Community Support Team _ Sam Zha
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Community Support

You may add a calculated column as follows.

```Column =
VAR s1 = "3. Defect type:"
VAR s2 = "4. Initiator:"
VAR p1 =
SEARCH ( s1, Table1[Abnormal Description] )
VAR p2 =
SEARCH ( s2, Table1[Abnormal Description], p1 )
RETURN
MID ( Table1[Abnormal Description], p1 + LEN ( s1 ), p2 - p1 - LEN ( s1 ) )
```
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.
Frequent Visitor

Really appreciate for your kindly support.

Thank you 🙂

Microsoft

This is a rough approach but you could introduce calculated columns to detect it using DAX

something like

```Column contains Crack =           IF(
FIND(
"Crack",
'Table1'[Column3],
1,
blank()
) > 0 , TRUE(), FALSE())```

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Frequent Visitor

What if I want to retrieve all kinds of "defect type" and put them in a new column?

Because I may need to calculate the frequency of each defect type.

Thank you again. 🙂

Microsoft

Do you have a predefined list of defects?  Do you need to maintain a separate count for each type?

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Frequent Visitor

I think we have the predefined list of defect. The separate count for each type is the column that I want to input to powerBI for visualization. I am not sure if it's the same meaning as maintain, thank you.

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