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 column contains some entries with blank spaces.
- Select the first_name column.
- 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.
- Repeat this action for every column containing blank spaces.
Blank spaces are removed from the selected column.