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6 - Interface Innovator

I’m trying to create a SWITCH formula checking for specific text within a field.
For instance, if there is a field with a bunch of random numbers and then a name, I want to check for the name in that field, not match the entirety of the text in the field.

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18 - Pluto

Assuming that there’s nothing after the person’s name that needs to be omitted/ignored, this formula that uses a regular expression to extract only the name will work:

``````IF(
Source,
SWITCH(
REGEX_EXTRACT(Source, "[^\\d]*\$"),
"Bob", "Bob's output",
"Jake", "Jake's output",
"Arnold", "Arnold's output"
)
)
``````

If the source material is more complex, could you share a sample?

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18 - Pluto

Assuming that there’s nothing after the person’s name that needs to be omitted/ignored, this formula that uses a regular expression to extract only the name will work:

``````IF(
Source,
SWITCH(
REGEX_EXTRACT(Source, "[^\\d]*\$"),
"Bob", "Bob's output",
"Jake", "Jake's output",
"Arnold", "Arnold's output"
)
)
``````

If the source material is more complex, could you share a sample?

6 - Interface Innovator

Worked great. Thank you.

6 - Interface Innovator

Hi Justin, you helped me out with this previously.  The source material this year is formatted slightly differently, and I can't seem to get it to work.  Here's an example of the source:

63101156321; 05945; 5574; ; ; 5574COMBS,GORDON

And I would like the formula to output "Gordon"

In addition what does the [^\\d]*\$ do?

Thanks

6 - Interface Innovator

I got it working.  In my attempts I must have mis-typed something which mistakenly led me to believe my solution didn't work.  Thanks again!