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Combining two values of collection into one value

I'm Having a Collection as Shown Here:CollectionCollection

 

Now i've to combine both the Sharepoint;nintex and nintex;sharepoint into one value i.e sharepoint;nintex and remove the nintex;sharepoint from the final collection

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Super User III
Super User III

@Krishna98 
This was a fun little challenge to do.  Good news!  It will work on any pairing of values: not just the ones you submitted.

 

//Original collection
ClearCollect(
    myCollection,
    ["SharePoint;Nintex", "Nintex;SharePoint", "SharePoint;Power Platform"]
);

// Solution collection with only unique pairs
ClearCollect(
    mySolution,
    RenameColumns(
        Distinct(
            AddColumns(
                myCollection,
                "SortedValues", Concat(Sort(Split(Value, ";"), Result, Ascending),Result & ";")
            ), 
            SortedValues
        ),
        "Result", "Value"
    )
)

 

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Super User III
Super User III

@Krishna98 
This was a fun little challenge to do.  Good news!  It will work on any pairing of values: not just the ones you submitted.

 

//Original collection
ClearCollect(
    myCollection,
    ["SharePoint;Nintex", "Nintex;SharePoint", "SharePoint;Power Platform"]
);

// Solution collection with only unique pairs
ClearCollect(
    mySolution,
    RenameColumns(
        Distinct(
            AddColumns(
                myCollection,
                "SortedValues", Concat(Sort(Split(Value, ";"), Result, Ascending),Result & ";")
            ), 
            SortedValues
        ),
        "Result", "Value"
    )
)

 

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Thnq So Much @mdevaney 

it's working super fine.

 

may i know the explanation of how this formula working ?

@Krishna98 

Yes of course Krishna!  This is the one line of code that you must understand how-it-works in order to understand the rest

Concat(Sort(Split(Value, ";"), Result, Ascending),Result & ";")

 

What does it do?  It attacks the main problem: you want to remove the duplicates but the pairing could be in any-order.  We need the order to be alphabetical (A-to-Z) instead.

"Nintex; SharePoint"
"SharePoint; Nintex"
"SharePoint; Power Platform"

 

This code breaks the text-strings into tables.

Code:
Split(Value, ";")

Output:
{Result: ["Nintex", "SharePoint"]}, {Result: ["SharePoint", "Nintex"]}, {Result: ["SharePoint", "Power Platform"]} 

 

 

Then we sort the tables.

Code:
Sort(Split(Value, ";"), Result, Ascending)

Output:
{Result: ["Nintex", "SharePoint"]}, {Result: ["Nintex", "SharePoint"]}, {Result: ["Nintex", "Power Platform"]} 

 

And change them back into a text-string

Code:
Concat(Sort(Split(Value, ";"), Result, Ascending),Result & ";")

Output:
{Result: ["Nintex", "SharePoint"]}, {Result: ["Nintex", "SharePoint"], {Result: ["Nintex", "Power Platform"]} 

 

Now we can remove the duplicates because we know the order will be the same.

Code:
Distinct(
    AddColumns(
        myCollection,
        "SortedValues", Concat(Sort(Split(Value, ";"), Result, Ascending),Result & ";")
    ), 
    SortedValues
)

Output:
{Result: ["Nintex", "SharePoint"]}, {Result: ["Nintex", "Power Platform"]} 

 

 

---
Please click "Accept as Solution" if my post answered your question so that others may find it more quickly. If you found this post helpful consider giving it a "Thumbs Up."

Thank You So Much 🙂 🙂  @mdevaney 

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