Learn how to use the Excel TRIM function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel TRIM function returns a text value with the leading and trailing spaces removed.
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel TRIM function is:
TRIM( text )
text is the text value to remove the leading and trailing spaces from.
The TRIM function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
The TRIM function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
Let's look at some Excel TRIM function examples and explore how to use the TRIM function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel TRIM examples would return:
=TRIM(A1) Result: "Tech on the Net" =TRIM(A2) Result: "1234" =TRIM(A3) Result: "alphabet soup" =TRIM(A4) Result: "www.techonthenet.com" =TRIM(" apples ") Result: "apples"
The TRIM function can also be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.
Let's look at some Excel TRIM function examples and explore how to use the TRIM function in Excel VBA code:
Dim LResult As String LResult = Trim (" Alphabet ")
The variable LResult would now contain the value of "Alphabet".