I need to strip records to show just the most recent for a given person, and I’m trying to think of a method for doing this in a custom column so I can just keep the most recent records. This is essentially a a status change list, and I need to match the last change as a “current status” for merging with another query. Each date can be unique, and each person can have any from 1 to a dozen status changes. I’ve picked a selection below, Last Names have been removed to protect the innocent. For sake of the example, Each “name” has a unique identifier that I can use to prevent any overlap from similar names.
AaronS 4/1/2015 AaronS 10/16/2013 AaronS 5/15/2013 AdamS 2/27/2007 AdamL 12/16/2004 AdamL 11/17/2004 AlanG 11/1/2007 AlexanderJ 7/1/2016 AlexanderJ 1/25/2016 AlexanderJ 4/1/2015 AlexanderJ 10/16/2013 AlexanderJ 6/1/2013 AlexanderJ 11/7/2011
My goal would be to return the most recent date for each individual “name” and nulls for the other rows. Then I can filter out nulls to return one row per name. I’m fairly new to power query and mostly adept with the UI, barely learning M Code. Any help will be most welcome.
You can use Group By as illustrated in this video.