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M Code modification (naming steps)

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on 11 Sep 2017 20:47:59

Query editor suggestion: when we use power query user interface, all steps are named by multiple words with spaces by default, such as "Modified Date", which M code records as #"Modified Date". But if the steps were named without spaces by default, such as ModifiedDate, the M code would be a lot easier to read, follow or modify, since there would be no hashtags or quotes.

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Kim Preece on 19 Oct 2021 20:33:57

RE: M Code modification (naming steps)

I like this idea but would prefer to have the option to define the step format in settings. e.g. no space title case, no space camel case, underscore as separator etc.
I think this would make it more appealing to a wider audience.

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Fred Kaffenberger on 05 Jul 2020 23:38:51

RE: M Code modification (naming steps)

I'd like the steps to use present instead of past tense. Rename Columns instead of Renamed Columns; Filter Rows instead of Filtered Rows.

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Matt Allington on 05 Jul 2020 22:59:04

RE: M Code modification (naming steps)

I would like to see a global switch to turn this on or off so the user has a choice.