Removing unnecessary blank spaces in text records

Talend Data Preparation User Guide

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Data Quality and Preparation > Cleansing data
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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.

Procedure

  1. Select a column containing text with blank spaces or a column that you think may contain some.
  2. In the functions panel, type Remove Whitespaces (Trailing and Leading) and click the result to execute the associated function.
  3. Repeat this action for every column containing blank spaces.

Results

Blank spaces are removed from the selected column.