Count

Count

DataPrep allows you to count the occurrence of data in a column based on the condition given. You can count the values that match your selection based on the different patterns that fit your selection. 

To count the desired value in a column:

1. Right-click the column name and select Count from the context menu.

2. Enter the new name for the column under the New column name field in the operations pane.

3. Select an option from the Count options dropdown, based on which the value in the column will be selected for counting. The options available are:  
  1. Matching text or pattern
  2. Regex
4. Matching text or pattern: This options requires you to provide the text or pattern in the following fields that would match a portion of the cell value or all of it to count. 
  1. Text or pattern to match: Count the occurrences of the given text or pattern.
  2. Starting text or pattern: Count the value starting from the given text or pattern.
  3. Ending text or pattern: Count the value ending before the given text or pattern. 
Note: If you are not familiar with pattern matching in DataPrep, read about it here.

5. Regex (regular expression): This option requires you to enter the regex of the value which you want to count. 

6. You can check the Ignore case checkbox to ignore case when matching the text or pattern. 



7. DataPrep shows a live preview of the column during the transformation.

8. You can apply this transform to multiple columns at the same time. Select the columns using the + icon under the Columns to apply section. 

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