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Anonymous
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How to merge two get nearest previous date by using M Code ?

Hi. I am trying to get nearest previous date from other table(Table1) in Power Query not by DAX?

 

Table1:

proscons_0-1660396385126.png

 

Expected Result :

Table2 (added Column1 form Table2):

proscons_2-1660396517362.png

 

 

Any help on how to do this would be highly appreciated.

Thank you.

 

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Vijay_A_Verma
Super User
Super User

See the working here - Open a blank query - Home - Advanced Editor - Remove everything from there and paste the below code to test

This code is for Table2.

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMjIwMtI1MNQ1NFWK1YFxgQiViyJrDBRB5RoqxcYCAA==", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Column1", type date}}),
    BuffList = List.Buffer(Table1[Column1]),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Custom", each [l=List.Transform(BuffList,(x)=>Duration.Days(x-[Column1])),p=BuffList{List.PositionOf(l,List.Last(List.Select(l,(y)=>y<=0)))}][p])
in
    #"Added Custom"

 Code for Table1

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMjIwMtI1MAQipVgdGNdI19AAiWsMFFGKjQUA", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Column1", type date}})
in
    #"Changed Type"

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You have done in the right manner. As supplying both input and output makes us give right answer.

You will need to use a try otherwise block

try [l=List.Transform(BuffList,(x)=>Duration.Days(x-[Column1])),p=BuffList{List.PositionOf(l,List.Last(List.Select(l,(y)=>y<=0)))}][p] otherwise List.Max(BuffList)

Hence, following code for Table2

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMjIwMtI1MNQ1NFWK1YFxgQiViyJrDBRB5RrCuEBzjMDcWAA=", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Column1", type date}}),
    BuffList = List.Buffer(Table1[Column1]),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Custom", each try [l=List.Transform(BuffList,(x)=>Duration.Days(x-[Column1])),p=BuffList{List.PositionOf(l,List.Last(List.Select(l,(y)=>y<=0)))}][p] otherwise List.Max(BuffList))
in
    #"Added Custom"

View solution in original post

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Vijay_A_Verma
Super User
Super User

See the working here - Open a blank query - Home - Advanced Editor - Remove everything from there and paste the below code to test

This code is for Table2.

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMjIwMtI1MNQ1NFWK1YFxgQiViyJrDBRB5RoqxcYCAA==", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Column1", type date}}),
    BuffList = List.Buffer(Table1[Column1]),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Custom", each [l=List.Transform(BuffList,(x)=>Duration.Days(x-[Column1])),p=BuffList{List.PositionOf(l,List.Last(List.Select(l,(y)=>y<=0)))}][p])
in
    #"Added Custom"

 Code for Table1

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMjIwMtI1MAQipVgdGNdI19AAiWsMFFGKjQUA", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Column1", type date}})
in
    #"Changed Type"
Anonymous
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@Vijay_A_Verma 
I am sorry for asking again.

I got the error for date before Table1.

Could you please advice me how to change formula?

 

I would like to get last date(2022/03/02) in Table1 when date is prior to 2022/01/01.  

Table1:

proscons_2-1660455101676.png

 

Expected Result :

Table2 (added Column1 form Table2):

proscons_1-1660455045579.png

 

I know how to replace the error value, but I would like to know how to do it in this formula if possible😣


Solved: Query Editor-Replace Errors in Date column with la... - Microsoft Power BI Community

The way you showed input and output in your original problem statement, in the same way you need to post your requirement.

Anonymous
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@Vijay_A_Verma 
I have edited my post.

Sorry if my understanding is different.

I am not a native speakes so I'm not sure if I understand it properly..😓

You have done in the right manner. As supplying both input and output makes us give right answer.

You will need to use a try otherwise block

try [l=List.Transform(BuffList,(x)=>Duration.Days(x-[Column1])),p=BuffList{List.PositionOf(l,List.Last(List.Select(l,(y)=>y<=0)))}][p] otherwise List.Max(BuffList)

Hence, following code for Table2

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMjIwMtI1MNQ1NFWK1YFxgQiViyJrDBRB5RrCuEBzjMDcWAA=", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type nullable text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Column1", type date}}),
    BuffList = List.Buffer(Table1[Column1]),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Custom", each try [l=List.Transform(BuffList,(x)=>Duration.Days(x-[Column1])),p=BuffList{List.PositionOf(l,List.Last(List.Select(l,(y)=>y<=0)))}][p] otherwise List.Max(BuffList))
in
    #"Added Custom"
Anonymous
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Thank you so much!!

It worked perfectly😳

If you make sure BuffList is sorted, then you can simply take the last element that's less than or equal to the date in the current row.

 

let
    Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMjIwMtI1MNQ1NFWK1YFxgQiViyJrDBRB5RoqxcYCAA==", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), type table [Column1 = text]),
    #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Column1", type date}}),
    BuffList = List.Buffer(List.Sort(Table1[Column1])),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Custom",
        (row) => List.Last(List.Select(BuffList, each _ <= row[Column1])), type date)
in
    #"Added Custom"

 

 

Anonymous
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@AlexisOlson 

Thank you!I’ll try that too!

Anonymous
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@Vijay_A_Verma 
Thank you for helping me.

I didn't know this solution.
<List.Buffer(Table1[Column1])>

Thank you 😊

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