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Pulling all 10-digit from 1 Cell

Hello All,


Need help in extracting 10 digit strings from one cell.


Scope is an exported email box and needing to extract all 10-digit numbers from the Subject of the email(is collected within 1 cell in Excel). Found the below solution but need this to collect ALL of the occurrences, not just the first, and for each occurrence found it would need to make a new row. 


= List.Select(List.Transform(Text.Split([TextColumn], " "), each Text.Select(_, {"0".."9"})), each Text.Length(_) = 10){0}


Is this possible?

Thank you in advance. 😁


Super User
Super User

=List.Select(Text.SplitAny([Contents],Text.Remove([Contents],{"0".."9"})),each Text.Length(_)=10)

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Super User
Super User

=List.Select(Text.SplitAny([Contents],Text.Remove([Contents],{"0".."9"})),each Text.Length(_)=10)

Thank you very much! This works great, now from this point I should be able to extract each record in the list into a new row in the report!

Memorable Member
Memorable Member

Depending on the nature of your data, splitting text on a space may or may not return what you need. You could have a problem if there is punctuation after a value. You will obtain better answers if you post some data as text which can be copy/pasted, along with a screenshot of your expected results from that text.

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @MikeD1314 


If I understand your requirement correctly, you just need to remove {0} from the end of your previous code. This will give you the complete list rather than only the first item in the list. 

= List.Select(List.Transform(Text.Split([TextColumn], " "), each Text.Select(_, {"0".."9"})), each Text.Length(_) = 10)

Click the Expand icon on column header of the custom column and select "Expand to New Rows" option. 


You will get below result then. Is this what you are after?



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Community Support Team _ Jing
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Thanks v-jingzhang. I've removed the "{0}" but isnt listing all of the items needed.

This is what I'm trying to get to, but want to learn along the way.




Hi @MikeD1314 

Can you paste some sample data of the Contents column so I can use it for test? 


Helper II
Helper II

Hi @MikeD1314 


Welcome to this wonderful Power BI community.


Just giving you a tip, if you want your posts to be answered. Post examples of your data and examples of what you expect as a outcome.


Pics are welcome.


Hope it helps

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