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Excel TRIM Function

Excel TRIM function
Summary 

The Excel TRIM function strips extra spaces from text, leaving only a single space between words and no space characters at the start or end of the text.

Purpose 
Remove extra spaces from text
Return value 
Text with extra spaces removed.
Syntax 
=TRIM (text)
Arguments 
  • text - The text from which to remove extra space.
Usage notes 
  • TRIM strips extra spaces from text, leaving only single spaces between words and no space characters at the start or end of the text.
  • TRIM is useful when cleaning up text that has come from other applications or environments.
  • TRIM only removes the ASCII space character (32) from text.
  • Unicode text often contains a non-breaking space character (160) that appears in web pages as an HTML entity. This will not be removed with TRIM. 
  • The CLEAN function strips the first 32 non-printing characters (ASCII values 0 through 31) from text.