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Michael1
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hi, I have a list of cities and states, and I want to extract only first state initials. How can I do that?

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Ben_Young1
11 - Venus
11 - Venus

Hey @Michael1!

I had a similar use case a long time ago.
Here’s the formula I used back then:

(I added in your field name {City/States})

TRIM(
    SUBSTITUTE(
        REGEX_EXTRACT(
            {City/States},
            "(,\s..)"
        ),
        ",",
        ""
    )
)

Now, there is a something important to note.
This (specific) formula only works if you have a comma and a space before the state code.

This requires that you must have consistent and clean data in order for the formula to be consistent.

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Ben_Young1
11 - Venus
11 - Venus

Hey @Michael1!

I had a similar use case a long time ago.
Here’s the formula I used back then:

(I added in your field name {City/States})

TRIM(
    SUBSTITUTE(
        REGEX_EXTRACT(
            {City/States},
            "(,\s..)"
        ),
        ",",
        ""
    )
)

Now, there is a something important to note.
This (specific) formula only works if you have a comma and a space before the state code.

This requires that you must have consistent and clean data in order for the formula to be consistent.