Remove text from a column

Hi all, I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to create a new column with slightly filtered strings.

My "Team" column contains strings such as:

  • Team Name A - EMEA
  • Team Name A - AMERICAS
  • Team Name A - APAC
  • Team Name B - EMEA
  • Team Name B - AMERICAS
  • Team Name B - GLOBAL

I want to create a new column, "Simplified Team" that contains the same text, but with the EMEA, AMERICAS, APAC, GLOBAL parts of the string removed.

Note: Not all teams have the region appended to them.

Answers

  • GrantSmith
    GrantSmith Indiana 🥷

    If your format is split by a hyphen you could use SPLIT_PART to get the first part of your string:

    SPLIT_PART(`Team`, ' - ', 1)
    
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  • That's getting me closer, but the team names have a bazillion hyphens in them. 😥 E.g. "Engineering - Controls - Americas" or "Marketing - Communication - Global" or "Super long team name - with more hyphens - than a team name needs - Americas"

  • GrantSmith
    GrantSmith Indiana 🥷

    So you just want to drop the last section after the last hyphen?

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  • Ish. Essentially, I want a new "Simplified Team" column that copies "Team" and then either truncates the following strings, or does a search and replace of the strings below and leaves nothing behind.

    • " - EMEA"
    • " - AMERICAS"
    • " - GLOBAL"
    • " - APAC"
  • GrantSmith
    GrantSmith Indiana 🥷

    You can use a formula tile in Magic ETL to do a regular expression replacement

    REGEXP_REPLACE(`Team`, '( - EMEA)|( - AMERICAS)|( - GLOBAL)|( - APAC)', '')
    


    Alternatively you can chain REPLACE functions together in a Beast Mode:

    REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(`Team`, ' - EMEA', ''), '- AMERICAS', ''), ' - GLOBAL', ''), '- APAC', '')
    
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