# Power Pivot - formula to extract data from ID number field

• ### Question

• Hello,

I have an ID number column called "ID#"...containing data like e.g. AB123N56789 or AB123F56789. I would like to create a calculated column with a formula.

So, what would be the powerpivot formula to say.....If digit located in position 6 is N.....then want to see NOVEMBER.....Or If digit located in position 6 is F.....then want to see FEBRUARY.

Regards.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 8:15 PM

• Hi ALEXRK,

Thanks for your question.

I would suggest you to use switch to implement this. See below test results:
```=
SWITCH (
RIGHT ( LEFT ( Table2[ID], 6 ), 1 ),
"N", "November",
"F", "Febraury",
"J", "January",
"M", "May",
"A", "April"
)```

Best Regards
Willson Yuan
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• Marked as answer by Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5:16 PM
Monday, January 22, 2018 5:53 AM

### All replies

• You could get the 6th character from a string by using the MID function.

eg.
MID([ID#],6,1)

Then you could use either IIF() to test for a single value or SWITCH() to test for multiple values.

eg.

SWITCH(MID([ID#], 6,1)
, "N", "November"
, "F", "Febraury"
)

Monday, January 22, 2018 3:59 AM
• Hi ALEXRK,

Thanks for your question.

I would suggest you to use switch to implement this. See below test results:
```=
SWITCH (
RIGHT ( LEFT ( Table2[ID], 6 ), 1 ),
"N", "November",
"F", "Febraury",
"J", "January",
"M", "May",
"A", "April"
)```

Best Regards
Willson Yuan
MSDN Community Support
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• Marked as answer by Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5:16 PM
Monday, January 22, 2018 5:53 AM
• Thanks, that worked perfectly.

I knew how to use a 2 step process with MID and then with IF to convert those to (e.g April, November), but wanted to do it all in 1 step. Thanks.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5:18 PM