Blank spaces can be present before and after the content from each cell.
They are more likely to be present in columns containing data manually entered by someone, such as a name or a phone number. These spaces are shown as grey squares.
You can see that the first_name and last_namecolumns contain some entries with blank spaces.
- Select the first_name column.
While keeping the Ctrl button
pressed, click the header of the last_name column.
The two columns are now selected, and you can apply a function to both columns in one action.
- In the functions panel, type Remove trailing and leading characters and click the result to open the options for the associated function.
In the Padding character drop-down list, select
Whitespace and click Submit.
You have the possibility to output the result of this function in a new column by selecting the Create new column check box.
Blank spaces are removed from the selected columns.