Replaces existing text with new text in a text string. It’s comes under Text functions DAX category.
SUBSTITUTE(<text>, <old_text>, <new_text>, <instance_num>)
|1||text||The text in which you want to substitute characters, or a reference to a column containing text.|
|2||old_text||The existing text that you want to replace.|
|3||new_text||The text you want to replace old_text with.|
|4||instance_num||(optional) The occurrence of old_text you want to replace. If omitted, every instance of old_text is replaced|
- It is case-sensitive. If case does not match between text and old_text, SUBSTITUTE will not replace the text.
- This function is not supported for use in Direct Query mode when used in calculated columns or row-level security (RLS) rules.
So, Let’s start with an example, you can download the sample Dataset from below link
Step-1: Create one calculated column, right click to dataset name > select New column
Step-2: Now replace existing “&” text with “and” in column “Product Sub-Category”.
Substitute = SUBSTITUTE(Orders[Product Sub-Category], "&", "and")
Step-3: Drag new column to Table visual
So you can see the output of substitute DAX as in above image, it replace “&” text with “and”.
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