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Is there a formula to remove white space from a character field ?

vinkane

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Dec 23, 2013

Is there a formula to remove white space from a character field. The data field is not supposed to have and white spaces or blank spaces within the field.

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msharp

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Jul 28, 2015

Solution

More accurately:

regex(text,"\s","",globalreplace);

Your code will only remove spaces, \s will find all white space in regex including tabs, carriage returns, new lines, and a host of other white space characters.

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ledi_trutna

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Jun 16, 2014

Trim will remove white space at the beginning and or the end of the field. I'm not sure if it will remove white space in the middle of the field.

uday_guntupalli

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Sep 15, 2014

VinKane​ : This will work :
   Name = "Vin Kane" ;
   regex(Name," ","","globalreplace");   // The first character is white space within quotations , the second character is just quotations without a space
ledi.trutna​ : Trim is not capable of replacing the spaces in between - but like you said it works for leading and trailing white spaces

msharp

Super User

Joined:

Jul 28, 2015

Solution

More accurately:

regex(text,"\s","",globalreplace);

Your code will only remove spaces, \s will find all white space in regex including tabs, carriage returns, new lines, and a host of other white space characters.