Sometimes we need to transform the text from a huge data table which is not directly possible. But, with Power Query, you can easily do it using Add Column from Examples feature. If you want to learn more tips & tricks then you can check our high rated Power Query Course. This training provides excellent training with high-quality videos and lifetime access.
Add Column From Examples By Power Query
Follow the below steps to add a column from example by power query
- Step 1: Select the column on which you want to apply changes
- Step 2: Add Column from examples using from Selection Options
- Step 3: Make changes to the selected column using Add Column from Example
- Step 4: Close & Apply
Step 1- Select the column on which you want to apply changes
Suppose you have a data table as shown in the below picture where you want to remove the delimiter ‘-‘ from each row and change the case of the text. Then, you have to first select that column for applying changes.
Step 2- Add Column from Examples using From Selection option
To add a new column in Power Query, go to –
Add Column > Column From Examples > From Selection
Step 3- Make changes to the selected column using Add Column from Examples
Power Query gives you access to edit the column you selected after clicking on the From Selection option of Column From Examples button. You just have to replace the text in the first row as you want and the rest Power Query will do for you! As you can see in the below picture, Power Query generates a preview in the new column and you just have to click on OK if the preview is as per your expectation.
Step 4- Close & Apply
Click on Close and Apply button after you get the expected result as below.
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