Is there any way to search for emoticons (any of them) in a text field, and replace with something like a dash or space? Is there a code for emoticon that allows a formula to search for this?
Emojis and emoticons are often put into titles of blogs, but I am curating titles and creating url’s out of them, but want to remove any trace of these.
This is a great use case for regular expressions, and the regex engine that Airtable uses supports the
[[:ascii:]] character class, which will only match normal ASCII characters: letters, numbers, and limited special characters, but no emojis. This formula will replace anything not in that category with an empty string, but you can use whatever substitute character you prefer.
REGEX_REPLACE(Title, "[^[:ascii:]] *", "")
This was exactly what I needed. You da man! Thank you soooooo much.
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