Split

Split

DataPrep allows you to split the columns based on the given input. A column can be split into multiple columns using a delimiter based on the chosen split option.

You can divide a column into multiple columns using the Split transform. 

To split a column:

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

2. Choose one of the Split options and provide the required inputs based on which the column should be split. 

The options available are:
  1. Start and end index
  2. Start and end length
  3. Delimiter
  4. Regex
  5. Whitespaces 
3. Let's take a look at the inputs required for some of the options listed above.

Start and end index: 
Start index - The index at which the delimiter starts. The default start index is 1.
End index - The index at which the delimiter ends.

Start index and length: 
Start index - The index at which the delimiter starts. The default start index is 1.
Length - The character length of the delimiter.

Delimiter: 
Delimiter - Split using the text or pattern as the delimiter.
Starting delimiter -  Split using the text or pattern matched starting from the start delimiter.
Ending delimiter -  Split using the text or pattern matched before the ending delimiter. 

Regex: 
Regex pattern - Enter the delimiter using regular expression.



Ignore case - Turn off case sensitivity when matching text or pattern.
Number of matches to split - Specify the number of matches to be split as columns. The minimum number is 2.

4. You can also choose to store the extracted value in a 'column' or as a 'list' using the Store output as option.
 
5. DataPrep shows a live preview of the changes made to the column.

6. You can apply this transformation to multiple columns. Select the columns using the + option under the Columns to apply section. 

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