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UK Postcodes - return only the first part

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edited Sep 4, 2019 8:32AM in Reporting & Analytics for B2C Service 10 comments

Summary

Trying to remove everything after a space in a report

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We have a field (let's say "incidents.c$postcode") containing UK postcodes. This is a text field.

For those unaware, the format of UK postcodes can vary, though the commonalities are:

  1. The postcode is in two parts, separated by a space
  2. The second part is always "Number,Letter,Letter"

The first part always begins with a letter, but it [the first part] could be:

  • Letter | Number
  • Letter | Number | Number
  • Letter | Letter | Number
  • Letter | Letter | Number | Number
  • Letter | Letter | Number | Letter (this format is rare)

 

Examples:

  • N1 1AA
  • L12 1AA

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