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Helper IV
Helper IV

Query editor add custom column

Hi all,

 

a potentially simple thing Smiley Happy

I have to add an extra column to my table - which is the copy of an existing column in the same table, but I have to change just a few values (actually names) here and there. The 'Create column from examples' seems not to be working since does not get the logic, so I am trying with the customized column. 

 

What I would need is the equivalent of simple "IF" excel formula which would allow me to replace the names I want to.

 

Example: I have a list of countries (column1) and a list of continents (column2).

I have to create a new column which replicates the continents list I have already, but includes another continent ("newcontinent") - which I would refer to some of the countries in the countries list.

 

So in excel woul be something like = IF ('Country'='XX'; "newcontinent"; "Country")

 

Any hint on how to transpose this into the power query editor?

 

Many thanks!!

 

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Resolver II
Resolver II

Re: Query editor add custom column

Hi @Chateaux83 ,

 

You may go to "Add Column" and select "Conditional Column"

 

Regards,

Pradip Microsoft Certified Trainer

Pradip's YouTube Channel

 

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Resolver II
Resolver II

Re: Query editor add custom column

Hi @Chateaux83 ,

 

You may go to "Add Column" and select "Conditional Column"

 

Regards,

Pradip Microsoft Certified Trainer

Pradip's YouTube Channel

 

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Helper IV
Helper IV

Re: Query editor add custom column

Thanks, I was looking for the hardest way ignoring the pre-made solution :).

 

 

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Resolver II
Resolver II

Re: Query editor add custom column

Hi @Chateaux83 

 

You can go to "Add column" --> "Custom Column" --> write the fomula --> if [Country name] = "XX" then "New continent" else "Country"

 

Regards,

Pradip Microsoft Certified Trainer

Pradip's YouTube Channel

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