Table.UnpivotOtherColumns

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Table.UnpivotOtherColumns is a Power Query M function that translates all columns other than a specified set into attribute-value pairs, combined with the rest of the values in each row. The function returns a table with the non-specified columns unpivoted into attribute-value pairs.

Compatible with: Power BI Service Power BI Desktop Excel Microsoft 365

Syntax

Table.UnpivotOtherColumns(
   table as table,
   pivotColumns as list,
   attributeColumn as text,
   valueColumn as text,
) as table

Description

Table.UnpivotOtherColumns translates all columns other than a specified set into attribute-value pairs. This translation is combined with the rest of the values in each row.

Examples

Translates all columns other than a specified set into attribute-value pairs, combined with the rest of the values in each row.

Table.UnpivotOtherColumns( 
    Table.FromRecords( {
        [key = "key1", attribute1 = 1, attribute2 = 2, attribute3 = 3],
        [key = "key2", attribute1 = 4, attribute2 = 5, attribute3 = 6]
    } ),
    {"key"},
    "column1",
    "column2"
 )

 /* Output: 
Table.FromRecords( {
    [key = "key1", column1 = "attribute1", column2 = 1],
    [key = "key1", column1 = "attribute2", column2 = 2],
    [key = "key1", column1 = "attribute3", column2 = 3],
    [key = "key2", column1 = "attribute1", column2 = 4],
    [key = "key2", column1 = "attribute2", column2 = 5],
    [key = "key2", column1 = "attribute3", column2 = 6]
} )
 */ 

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Microsoft documentation: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/powerquery-m/table-unpivotothercolumns