Removing Bracketed Text

I feel like what I’m trying to do is simple, but I just can’t make it work.

I want to remove the text in the brackets. Example below:

[SrDesign/Ani - FL] Doe, Alice
[PRO/EDITOR - Ani] Smith, David

I want to remove the all the text in the bracket and the brackets themselves. Desired results below:

Doe, John
Doe, Alice
Smith, David

The Bracketed text is always in the beginning of the string.

Hi @Matt_Grzan,

Welcome toi Airtable Community !

I have found this topic answer that might help you

The below modified answer to fit your requirements is working.

IF(FIND("[", MID({Name}, FIND("]", {Name}) + 1, 20)), MID(MID({Name}, FIND("]", {Name}) + 1, 20), 1, FIND("]", MID({Name}, FIND("]", {Name}) + 1, 20)) - 1), MID({Name}, FIND("]", {Name}) + 1, 20))


This is Awesome! Works perfectly. Thank you!!

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This could be greatly simplified. The pattern I see is that you want to keep everything starting with the second character after the closing bracket, which leads me to this formula:

IF(FIND("]", Name), TRIM(RIGHT(Name, LEN(Name) - FIND("]", Name), 50)))

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Assuming that you don’t have any names longer than 50 characters, this will do.

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