When editing a cell in a column which semantic type is based on a dictionary or a compound type, the application will automatically suggest values that are part of this dictionary as you type, to ensure that the whole column follows the same standard.
In this example, you are working on a dataset containing customer data, including US state codes. Because all the occurrences of Texas have not been correctly entered in the two-letter code format, part of the data is considered invalid in the State column, as shown by the quality bar. You are going to isolate the rows containing errors, edit one of the cells with autocompletion, and apply the change to all identical cells to fix the whole column in a single operation.
Before you begin
- In the State column, click the orange part of the quality bar and click Select rows with invalid values for State to apply a filter and isolate the rows with Texas.
In the State column,
double-click one of the occurrences of Texas.
You can now edit the content of the cell. When you delete the previous value, a drop-down list opens, suggesting all the values that are part of the
US State Codedictionary-based semantic type, sorted alphabetically.
Because the code for Texas is not part of the first results
that are displayed, start typing Tto see which results
The suggestions will become more accurate as you type. But if the expected value can already be found from the original list, you can directly select it.
From this refined list, select the state code that corresponds to Texas, namely
Select the check box Apply to all
cells with this value that appears once you have finished typing
or selecting a value.
The change you have made in this cell will now also apply to the other incorrect values.
- Click Submit.