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    Seeker RoguePotatoes's Avatar
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    Shift specific cells of specific rows only

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    Using Get from Folder I have consolidated about 2,000 Work Order forms that were made in excel. The overall look of the form is generally the same but unfortunately the template has a few variations and the data isn't always put in the exact same cell, but its always in the same general area, usually within a cell or two away. So I transformed one worksheet into a single row of data and used it as a function to create a query with 38 columns and over 2,000 rows, each row being a single form worth of data (including titles and some other info I don't need). But of course some of the data doesn't line up with the rest.

    My question is, is there a way to move or rearrange the columns of specific rows only, without affecting the rows whose data is in the right place/order?

    I have tried writing my own M code to do this with records and transforming fields. I have tried selecting and rearranging columns:

        Custom1 = Table.ReorderColumns( Table.SelectRows( #"Filtered Rows", each [Column1] = "CUSTOMER:"), {"Column2", "Column1"}),
        #"Renamed Columns" = Table.RenameColumns(Custom1,{{"Column1", "Column2"}, {"Column2", "Column1"}}),
        #"Append" = Custom1 & Table.SelectRows( #"Filtered Rows", each [Column1] <> "CUSTOMER:"),
    but I can't get anything to work so far. I can upload an example if that helps, I'd just have to change sensitive data.

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    Seeker BernardBrussels's Avatar
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    Hi RoguePatatoes,

    Not realy knowing it all...

    but I would:
    Have the first query that import all rows. & add a column to indicate in which set the row belongs
    create 2 separated queries to handle the 2 sets & transforme them to the same layout
    merge one of the set into the second.

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    Administrator AliGW's Avatar
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    We'd need to see a sample workbook to help further.
    Enthusiastic self-taught user of MS Excel!

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