Monday, July 15, 2013

Google Spreadsheet how to remove unwanted space characters from cells containing email addresses


( by Boki7 )


I'm manually importing databases of potential customers into spreadsheet and when I copy/paste email address there are empty fields in email addresses ( like: "some .address@ gmail. com" ). 

My question is how can I remove empty fields between or in these email addresses? I would like to use search function to delete all empty fields, but don't know how to do that (like: from "some .address@ gmail. com" to "" )?

Kind regards ;)


Have a look at the following screenshot:

You can also try the following formula in Cell E1:
=arrayformula(iferror(if(search("@";D:D);substitute(D:D;" ";""));D:D))

the above formula will look into the Column D and if the cell contains "@" then it will substitute the unwanted space from those cells only
I assume your other cells (not having email Ids) will not be having symbol "@"

and now you will have values in Column E,
Select whole column E and Copy (ctrl c) it.

And then select Column D and right click on Cell D1 and then select "Paste special" and "Paste values only"
after pasting values you can delete the column E.

Have a look at the animated screenshot of my spreadsheet:

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