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Working with multiple race/ethnicity & comma-separated categories

I have a file based on a qualtrics survey. Respondents can 'select all that apply' to race/ethnicity. When respondents select more than one race, the cell shows a comma-separated value. The table is below (see column with 2,7).

 

Is there a way to create a multi-racial category/new column based on whether or not the cell has multiple characters? Or another solution to this issue? 

 

Thank you.

 

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Hi @rlsmith1994 ,

 

Try it clicking on Custom Column and insert this code:

if Text.Contains([Column], ",") then "Multi-Racial" else "Single-Racial"

 

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When you edit this new column, the previous picture is shown.



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Super User III
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Hi @rlsmith1994 ,

 

You can create a custom column checking if the text has ",".

It's like:

 

if Text.Contains([Column], ",") then "Multi-Racial" else "Single-Racial"

 

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Thank you! 

 

The "add conditional column" window only gives me two options: equals and does not equal. I don't see the 'contains' option. Am I doing something wrong or missing a step? Thank you. Capture2.JPG

 

 

Hi @rlsmith1994 ,

 

Try it clicking on Custom Column and insert this code:

if Text.Contains([Column], ",") then "Multi-Racial" else "Single-Racial"

 

Capture.PNG

 

When you edit this new column, the previous picture is shown.



Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

Proud to be a Super User!



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