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PowerBtm
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Help: How could I automatically split a row in two when it passes a certain length?

I need to find a way to transform a single long column of up to 110 rows into multiple columns of maximum 40 rows. A40 to A79 should get moved to B0 to B39, etc. 

 

Here's the kicker; I can't use VBA and any fix can't modify the data of the cells, and I CAN'T convert the column using a delimiter. I can't fraction the data of the cells in two. Can anyone give me any pointers? I'd really appreciate some help or guidance, I'm going crazy.

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watkinnc
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Super User

You can use:

= Table.FromRows(List.Zip(List.Split(TableName[ColumnName], 40)))

 

--Nate


I’m usually answering from my phone, which means the results are visualized only in my mind. You’ll need to use my answer to know that it works—but it will work!!

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v-stephen-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @PowerBtm ,

 

Automatically turning a specific row into a new column does not seem very good. The attachment is how I manually changed columns 4-7 into a new column, you can check it out.

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Best Regards,

Stephen Tao

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

watkinnc
Super User
Super User

You can use:

= Table.FromRows(List.Zip(List.Split(TableName[ColumnName], 40)))

 

--Nate


I’m usually answering from my phone, which means the results are visualized only in my mind. You’ll need to use my answer to know that it works—but it will work!!

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Jakinta
Super User
Super User

Maybe this?

 

 

Table.FromColumns(List.Split(YourTable[YourColumn],40),{"Column1","Column2","Column3"})

 

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