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kyap1993
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How to remove leading zeros in text but specially for numbers only

Dear all,

 

I tried to remove leading zeros in my power query by converting the data type from text to whole number. However, i received error for those data which are not really numbers. Therefore, could you please help me out with the solutions.

Data Expected Result
0000000023 23
0000000024 24
0000000025 25
0000000026 26
0000000027 27
0000000028 28
0000000029 29
A123456 A123456
B574785 B574785


Best regards & Many thanks

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wdx223_Daniel
Super User
Super User

NewStep=Table.AddColumn(PreviousStepName,"Expected Result",each Text.TrimStart(Text.From([Data]),"0"))

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wdx223_Daniel
Super User
Super User

NewStep=Table.AddColumn(PreviousStepName,"Expected Result",each Text.TrimStart(Text.From([Data]),"0"))

Since it is already text data, we can use directly

 

each Text.TrimStart([Data], "0")

 

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