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KaiRado
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Power Query Text.StartsWith() range of values

Hi, 

 

I would like to filter my data in the TableName table by the following condition: select data where column Code starts with V[2-9] OR M[2-9] OR contains ("MS" OR "PO"). That means that I want data where Code contains "MS" or "PO" or starts with: V2, V3, V4, M2, M3, M4, M5, and so on. 

I wrote the following:

Table.SelectRows(TableName,
each List.Contains({"MS", "PO"}, [Code]) or Text.StartsWith([Code]),....)

)

But I don't know how to finish it, so I get the result I want.

 

Do you gyus have any ideas?

Thank you very much in advance!

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Hi @KaiRado ,

 

Not super nice, but this one maybe?

= Table.SelectRows ( Source, each
    ( Text.Contains ( [Code], "MS" ) ) or 
    ( Text.Contains ( [Code], "PO" ) ) or 
    ( ( Text.StartsWith ( [Code], "V" ) or Text.StartsWith ( [Code], "M" ) ) 
    and List.Contains( {"2","3","4","5","6","7","8","9"},Text.At([Code] , 1 ) ) )
)

 

/Tom
https://www.tackytech.blog/
https://www.instagram.com/tackytechtom/

 





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tackytechtom
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Hi @KaiRado ,

 

Before:

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After:

tomfox_1-1662572356532.png

 

 

The code:

= Table.SelectRows ( Tablename, each 
    ( Text.Contains ( [Code], "MS" ) ) or 
    ( Text.Contains ( [Code], "PO" ) ) or 
    ( ( Text.StartsWith ( [Code], "V" ) or Text.StartsWith ( [Code], "M" ) ) and Number.FromText ( Text.At ( [Code] , 1 ) ) >= 2 ) 
) 

 

Let me know if this fixes your issue 🙂

 

/Tom
https://www.tackytech.blog/
https://www.instagram.com/tackytechtom/





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Hi @tackytechtom !

 

Thank you very much for your solution. It partly worked. The thing is that I'm receiving an error: "We couldn't convert to Number...". I think the problem is that some values of the Code column on the second position contain letters or spaces (for example "MY" or "M J"). 

 

Thank you for your time!

Hi @KaiRado ,

 

Not super nice, but this one maybe?

= Table.SelectRows ( Source, each
    ( Text.Contains ( [Code], "MS" ) ) or 
    ( Text.Contains ( [Code], "PO" ) ) or 
    ( ( Text.StartsWith ( [Code], "V" ) or Text.StartsWith ( [Code], "M" ) ) 
    and List.Contains( {"2","3","4","5","6","7","8","9"},Text.At([Code] , 1 ) ) )
)

 

/Tom
https://www.tackytech.blog/
https://www.instagram.com/tackytechtom/

 





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Hi @tackytechtom ,

 

that worked! Thank you very much!

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