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  4. TRIM

The TRIM function removes all leading and trailing spaces, and extra spaces between words in a text string.

For example, if text imported from an external system includes irregular spaces, you can use the TRIM function to remove the spaces.




ArgumentData typeDescription
TextTextThe text to trim extra spaces from.

The TRIM function returns a text value.

Syntax example

TRIM(" Account  Summary ")

Excel equivalent

TRIM(opens external page)


In this example, the Office locations line item contains the Las Vegas, London, and Melbourne values. The formula removes all irregular spaces from each value, and replaces extra spaces between words with single space characters.

Office locationsLas
 London     Melbourne
TRIM(Office locations)Las VegasLondonMelbourne