I had a requirement where I wanted to extract the data before and after the data as shown below.

In order to do this, I created the following Custom Column with the syntax below.

I did try and use the “Columns from Examples” but it did not work, because in my actual dataset some columns did not have the “(Data)”

  • I clicked on Custom Column
  • I then put in the Syntax below
    Text.Trim(Text.BeforeDelimiter([Source Data],"(") )
    Text.AfterDelimiter([Source Data],")")
  • NOTE: The reason for the first Text.Trim is so that my data would be returned without too many spaces

And here is my required output below.

I hope that you found this useful and if you got any questions please let me know.

Thanks for reading!