Selecting Characters from a String

There are a few options to select only certain characters from a string.

An example of a use case for this functionality is if some values in an AGE column have age ranges formatted as 45-55 instead of ages. To convert these to just the first part, in this case 45, while leaving regular ages as before, you could use the split function in a formula transformation:

get(split(get(AGE, 0), '-'), 0)

You could alternatively use a regular expression with extract_all​ or extract, for instance:

get(extract_all(get(AGE, 0), '[0-9]*'), 0)

For a full list of supported functions, see the documentation.