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Conditional Statement not having expected behavior

Hi Everyone,

I created a conditional statement for a custom column. I have two sets of columns I'm using to determine the custom column's value.


IF (Installation Status = True) & (Version >= 8.2.6) then the custom column called Protected will be True. 


However, for all the records where Version is 8.2.11 and such the column Protected is showing as False. My intuition is telling me this issue has something to do with comparing characters? But I'm not exactly sure how to resolve this.


Any suggestions or advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance for your expertise and time!Capture.PNG

Resolver IV
Resolver IV

@skedis - quick workaround is by changing the data type of version column to Date and you will get a comparable column as shown below and then you use a conditional column.


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Best regards

Manoj Nair

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Super User
Super User

Hi @skedis - your intuition is correct.  When Alphanumeric ordering occurs the 6 is greater that 11 because the 6 is compared to the first character.  I would suggest trying to format the number by adding leading zeros.  For example, convert from  "8.2.11"  to "08.02.11".
Try using:

Text.Split - PowerQuery M | Microsoft Learn

List.Transform - PowerQuery M | Microsoft Learn
Text.PadStart - PowerQuery M | Microsoft Learn
Text.Combine - PowerQuery M | Microsoft Learn


    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WstAz0jNTitWBsAwNwUxDYz0QUoqNBQA=", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t]),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(Source, "New Column", each 
                    Text.Split( [Column1], "." ),
                    each Text.PadStart( _ , 2 , "0" )
            , ".")
            , type text)
    #"Added Custom"


Super User
Super User

You should be using "and" instead of "&" for your conditional statement.



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