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 trailing and leading characters and click the result to open the options the associated function.
  3. In the Padding character drop-down list, select whitespace.

    Select other to specifiy any other trailing or leading character to be removed.

  4. Click Submit.

Results

Blank spaces are removed from the selected column.