Created calculated column in SPO list to extract First and Last names from DisplayName between /n

Blanton, Chivon 21 Reputation points
2021-03-17T23:48:17.657+00:00

I have a string column with displayNames joined with /n. There could be 1-20 names. I need a formula for extracting first names and another for last names while keeping the line breaks.

Thanks for any help!

Example: Lee, Sara\nCrocker, Betty\nHines, Duncan\nJim, Slim

Desired outputs:
Formula 1: Lee\nCrocker\nHines\nJim
Formula 2: Sara\nBetty\nDuncan\nSlim

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  1. Jerry Xu-MSFT 7,941 Reputation points
    2021-03-18T08:09:58.813+00:00

    Hi, @Blanton, Chivon ,

    Based on your requirements, I have to say using calculated column will not be a good option. It needs to have a very complicated nested if structure as you may have 1-20 names, and we cannot add a loop inside the calculated column. The suggested way will be using Power Automate (flow). I have made a demo in my end and works.

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    If you have access to flow, I strongly recommended using it as the solution and will provide a simple graph for explanation if you need.


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