Remove space from beginning of entries


I have a contacts record with peoples first and last names and for some reason many of them (not all) were imported with a space before their name. Is there a way to remove this space for each record? Thanks in advance!

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You can use the TRIM() function in a formula field to remove white space. It is documented in the formula field reference.

For example, suppose you have the field {first name} and some of the names start with a space.

  1. Create a new formula field with the function TRIM({first name}).
  2. If there are a lot of names, wait for Airtable to populate the values for the entire column.
  3. Copy the entire column of trimmed names from the formula field to the original {first name} field.
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