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Correct common formatting mistakes and ensure all your customer data follows the correct formatting protocols to improve the quality, accuracy, and usability of your customer data.

Our tools help users manage different data formatting jobs in Excel by providing various functions designed to make formatting easier. Whether fixing mistakes or following formatting rules, our solution makes complicated formatting tasks simple.

Format Use Case Examples

Format allows you to format emails, phone numbers, postcodes and URL‘s to a standardised structure. 

Email
Email

Correctly formatting an email by removing extra ‘@’ symbols or an incorrectly input suffix etc.

Email Formatted Email 
example@example.com example@example.com 
example@@example.com example@example.com 
example@example..com example@example.com 
Postcode
Postcode

Correctly format postcodes which have been incorrectly input and remove incorrect characters.

 

Postcode Country Identifier – ISO 2 Formatted Postcode 
P/O1£3 9FU GB PO13 9FU 
PO.13 9F.U GB PO13 9FU 
P-O-1-3-9-F-U GB PO13 9FU 
Phone
Phone International

Phone International  Return phone numbers correctly formatted to the international standard with international dialling codes. 

Telephone Country Identifier – ISO 2 Formatted Telephone 
1234567891 GB +44 1234 567891 
12.23.34.45.56 GB +44 1223 344556 
111-222-333-4 GB +44 111 222 3334 
Phone
Phone National

Phone National – Return phone numbers correctly formatted to the national standard with local dialling codes.  

Telephone Country Identifier – ISO 2 Formatted Telephone 
1234567891 GB 01234 567891 
12.23.34.45.56 GB 01223 344556 
111-222-333-4 GB 0111 222 3334 
Phone
Phone E164

Phone E164 – Return phone numbers correctly formatted to the E164 standard with international dialling codes.  

Telephone Country Identifier – ISO 2 Formatted Telephone 
1234567891 GB +441234567891 
12.23.34.45.56 GB +441223344556 
111-222-333-4 GB +441112223334 
Phone
Phone RFC 3966

Phone RFC 3966 – Return phone numbers correctly formatted to the RFC 3966 standard with international dialling codes.  

Telephone Country Identifier – ISO 2 Formatted Telephone 
1234567891 GB tel:+44-1234-567891 
12.23.34.45.56 GB tel:+44-1223-344556 
111-222-333-4 GB tel:+44-111-222-3334 
Website
Website (URL)

Return correctly formatted website addresses. 

URL Address URL Prefix Formatted URL Address 
microsoft..com www. www.microsoft.com 
microsoft,,com www. www.microsoft.com 
microsoft,.com www. www.microsoft.com 

Business Benefits of Formatting Data:

Reduces errors
Saves time manually cleaning and re-formatting your data
Enhanced customer communication
Improved automation processes for data migration and integration
Reduced risk
Improved data integrity

Why Format Data in Excel?

Enhance Data Quality and Usability

Ensuring correct formatting protocols for your customer data is crucial for improving its quality, accuracy, and overall usability. Rectifying common formatting errors enhances data integrity and usability.

Time Savings and Efficiency

Manual cleaning and re-formatting of data is time-consuming. Automated formatting processes save valuable time, enabling teams to focus on more strategic tasks.

Leverage DQ Metaverse Transformations

Our DQ Metaverse offers a comprehensive suite of data quality functions, enabling users to effortlessly correct formatting mistakes and ensure adherence to proper formatting protocols within Excel.

Error Reduction

By rectifying formatting mistakes, errors in customer data decrease significantly, enhancing overall accuracy and reliability.

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