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Multi Select Lookup Column shows as Table in Power Query

I am attempting to build a report from our Sales List in SP Online. One of the columns ("Bid To") is a multi-select lookup column in which we select all of the clients the project bid was snt to. The number of selections range from 1 to 5 or 6.


When I query the list, the "Bid To" column is brought in as a Table. There are a couple of other single-select look up columns in the list that were brought is as either a List or as a Record. These were simple enought to expand, however I am stuck on the extracting the LookUp Value(s) from the table.


I have been digging through the forums, as well as any video tutorials i can find, but have not found any solutions. I am currently trying to create a custom column and leverage one of the Table, Record, or List Functions but as I am new to Power Bi and M, this is a bit of struggle.


The ultimate goal is to be able to report the total amount (both currency and quantity) of bids that were sent to each of the clients.


I would greatly appreacite any help I can get.

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For anyone who runs into this issue:


Text.Combine(Table.ToList(Table.SelectColumns([ColumnWithTables], "TableColumn")), "; ")


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For anyone who runs into this issue:


Text.Combine(Table.ToList(Table.SelectColumns([ColumnWithTables], "TableColumn")), "; ")


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Thank you @v-stephen-msft...


I may not have been clear when describing my issue: When I query a SP Online List, the values in one of the columns (a multi-select lookup column) appear in the Pwer Query Editor as "Table." I need to extract the lookupValue from the table to leverage in reports.




When I try to "Expand" the column, the action returns only the first row.


I would appreciate any suggestions!

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Hi @COR2 ,


I would suggest you try the Group By feature in Power Query.

Grouping or summarizing rows - Power Query | Microsoft Learn



Best Regards,

Stephen Tao


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