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Anonymous
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Add a Leading Zero within Column?

I have a column of data in which the lack of leading zero in the single digit numbers is causing plotting order issues.

I would like to add a leading zero to each single digit number, what is the easiest way to do this? I am very new to powerBI.

EG. "84-24M6 - Stage 1" to "84-24M6 - Stage 01"

 

Here is my data:

 

Column_name

84-24M6 - Stage 1

84-24M6 - Stage 2

84-24M6 - Stage 3

84-24M6 - Stage 4

84-24M6 - Stage 5

84-24M6 - Stage 11

84-24M6 - Stage 12

84-24M6 - Stage 13

84-24M6 - Stage 14

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jborro
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Solution Sage

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

Maybe not the tidiest solution, but if you always have the same string format:

Table.TransformColumns(Source, {{"Column_name", each Text.BeforeDelimiter(_, "Stage ") & "Stage " & Number.ToText(Number.FromText(Text.AfterDelimiter(_, "Stage ")), "0#"), type text}})

 

Kind regards,

JB 

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jborro
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

Maybe not the tidiest solution, but if you always have the same string format:

Table.TransformColumns(Source, {{"Column_name", each Text.BeforeDelimiter(_, "Stage ") & "Stage " & Number.ToText(Number.FromText(Text.AfterDelimiter(_, "Stage ")), "0#"), type text}})

 

Kind regards,

JB 

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mcybulski
Solution Specialist
Solution Specialist

The solution below is similar to your answer jborro. Text.PadStart might offer the clean that you are looking for.

 

= Table.AddColumn(#"Filtered Rows", "Custom", each Text.BeforeDelimiter([Column_name], "Stage ")
& "Stage " &
Text.PadStart(Text.AfterDelimiter([Column_name], "Stage "),2,"0"))

 

Anonymous
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Thank you. However I am getting this error, any ideas?

 

Expression.Error: The name 'Filtered Rows' wasn't recognized. Make sure it's spelled correctly.

Hi @Anonymous

Change it to the name of whatever step is preceding this one (e.g. Source).

Kind regards,
John

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