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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2017

    Default Format a string of numbers to a phone number format

    We are importing information data and we get all kinds of values in the phone number field- for example 1234567890, (123) 4567890, 123-456-7890.

    We have used string operations to set the field to digits only. We then want to take the first three numbers and place () around that, then add a space, then after the next three numbers add a dash so the 10 numbers would convert from 12356790 to (123) 456-7890.

    How an we accomplish this (something simple)?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009


    With a scripting step. f.e. the Formula step. Something like: "(" & left([phonenumber];3) & ") " & mid([phonenumber];4;3) & "-" & right([phonenumber];4)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2012


    I would present a phone number like +1 (866) 660-7555 in accordance with ITU recommendation E.123 - storage format would be +18666607555.

    Replace-In-String (using your sample input) could be used to apply the presentation format, too:

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