About Formatter by Zapier's Integration
 Admin/owner permissions: Zapier account
 Paid/versioned account: Paid Zapier subscription to use multistep Zaps
 Custom field support: N/A
 Blog post: https://zapier.com/blog/zapierformatterguide/
Connecting with Formatter by Zapier
To get started with Formatter, first add a trigger to your Zap, then add the Formatter action and select the category of data you wish to tweak:
Zapier will then show you a dropdown where you select one of the available operations or transforms to perform.
After selecting a transform, choose the field from your Trigger app you wish to transform, then fill in any additional options that may appear depending on the option you chose. You can test your step to verify that the action is working as expected, then add another action app to use the formatted data.
Here are the actions available for Formatter:
 Date/Time: Work with dates and times to change formatting or add/subtract time (with lineitem support).
 Text: Work with text data to find replace, capitalize, remove HTML, and more (with lineitem support).
 Numbers: Work with numeric data to do math operations, reformat currencies, and more (with lineitem support).
 *Utilities: Various utilities like "choose value from list" or "look up in table" (with lineitem support).
Text
Formatter can clean up text and make it look perfect. Here's the tricks it can perform—and you can add multiple Formatter actions to, say, remove HTML and truncate text at the same time.
Reformatting Text
 Capitalize: Capitalize the first character of every word.
 Lowercase: Make every character in the text lower case.
 Uppercase: Capitalize every character in a text field.
 Titlecase: Capitalize the first character of every word, except for those with fewer than 4 characters.
 Pluralize: Pluralize any English word (eg. frog turns into frogs; child turns into children).
 Replace: Replace any character, word or phrase in the text with another word or phrase.
Extracting and Structuring Text
 Remove HTML Tags: Remove every HTML tag to leave just the plain text.
 Extract Email Address: Find and copy an email address out of a text field.
 Extract Phone Number: Find and copy any phone number (including area and country codes) out of a text field.
 Extract URL: Find and copy a URL out of a text field.
 Extract Number: Find and copy any number out of a text field.
 Extract Pattern: Find the first match for a regular expression in a text field. Returns all matched groups with start and end position.
Encoding and Decoding Text
 URL Encode: Encodes text for use in URLs.
 URL Decode: Decodes text from URLs.
 Convert Markdown to HTML: Convert Markdown formatted text into HTML. Supports full GitHubstyle Markdown syntax.
Editing Text

Split Text: Split your content at a specified separator (e.g., a comma). You can use
[:newline:]
to split text separated by line breaks.  Trim Whitespace: Remove extra spaces at the end of the text.
 Length: Count the number of characters in a field.
 Word Count: Count the number of words in a text field.
Other Text Transforms
 Convert to ASCII: Replaces all nonASCII or special characters in a text field with normal characters.
 Default Value: Return a default value if the text is empty.
 Find: Find a set value in a field and optionally set a default value if nothing is found.
 Superhero Name: Convert a name into the name of a Superhero.
 Truncate: Limit your text to a specific character length, and delete anything over that.
Special Characters
Sometimes you want to find/replace or split on special characters. For these cases, you can use a special character syntax:

[:space:]
 matches space (\s
) characters 
[:tab:]
 matches tab (\t
) characters 
[:newline:]
 matches newline (\n
) characters 
[:return:]
 matches carriagereturn (\r
) characters
Numbers
Numbers may not need any conversion to work correctly in your app, but they might need formatting to help them look nicer—and some automated math might make your job easier. Formatter includes these number tools:
 Format Currency: Format a number into a specific currency, locale, and format style.
 Format Number: Choose the symbol used for grouping and decimal place in a number. Does not perform any rounding or padding of the number.
 Format Phone Number: Format a phone number into a specific style.
 Perform Math Operation: Add, subtract, multiply, or divide values, or make a number negative (Does not support Lineitem fields)
 SpreadsheetStyle Formula: Evaluate a formula similar to formulas found in popular spreadsheet applications.
With math operations, choose the fields you wish to add, subtract, multiply, or divide, and Formatter will perform the operation without any extra input. For more advanced math, try using Zapier's Code integration.
SpreadsheetStyle Formula
SpreadsheetStyle Formula allows you to evaluate a formula with the same syntax found in popular spreadsheet applications, like Excel, Numbers, and Google Sheets. Your formulas have the ability to perform arithmetic operations, make comparisons, and call a set of functions.
Please note, if you are trying to evaluate data that is text, and not numbers, you will need to wrap any and all text strings in "double quotes" otherwise the formatter will return with an error.
Formula Examples

(1 + 2) / 4
returns0.75

POW(2, 4)
returns16

IF(ISEVEN(2), 100, 200)
returns100

AND(ISODD(1), ISEVEN(2))
returnsTRUE

ROUNDUP(1234.567 * 106%, 2)
returns1308.65

IF(1 2, IF(3 = 3, "you did it!", 20), 30)
returnsyou did it!

100 * (VALUE("123" "." "01") + 7)
returns13001
Formula Functions
 ABS(number)
 Returns the absolute value of a number
 ACOS(number)
 Returns the inverse cosine of a number
 ACOSH(number)
 Returns the inverse hyperbolic cosine of a number
 AND(condition, [condition, ...])
 Returns TRUE if all of the conditions evaluate to TRUE, otherwise FALSE
 ASIN(number)
 Returns the inverse sine of a number
 ASINH(number)
 Returns the inverse hyperbolic sine of a number
 ATAN(number)
 Returns the inverse tangent of a number
 ATAN2(x, y)
 Returns the inverse tangent of a pair of x and y coordinates
 ATANH(number)
 Returns the inverse hyperbolic tangent of a number
 AVERAGE(number, [number, ...])
 Returns the average of a list of numbers
 CEILING(number, [factor])
 Returns a number rounded up to the nearest multiple of factor (e.g.,
CEILING(3.14159, 0.1) = 3.2
andCEILING(3.14159, 2) = 4
)  COS(number)
 Returns the cosine of a number
 COSH(number)
 Returns the hyperbolic cosine of a number
 DEGREES(radians)
 Returns radians converted to a value in degrees
 EVEN(number)
 Rounds a number up to the next even number
 EXP(number, power)
 Returns the constant e raised to a power
 FACT(number)
 Returns the factorial of a number
 FACTDOUBLE(number)
 Returns the double factorial of a number
 FALSE()
 Returns the logical value FALSE
 FLOOR(number, [factor])
 Returns a number rounded down to the nearest multiple of factor (e.g.,
FLOOR(3.14159, 0.1) = 3.1
andFLOOR(3.14159, 2) = 2
)  GCD(number, number, [number, ...])
 Returns the greatest common divisor of two or more numbers
 GEOMEAN(number, [number, ...])
 Returns the geometric mean of a list of numbers
 IF(condition, true_value, [false_value])
 Returns the true_value if the condition is TRUE or false_value if the condition is FALSE
 INT(number)
 Returns a number rounded down to the previous integer
 ISBLANK(value)
 Returns TRUE if a value is blank (empty); Otherwise, returns FALSE
 ISEVEN(value)
 Returns TRUE if a value is an even number; Otherwise, returns FALSE.
 ISLOGICAL(value)
 Returns TRUE if a value is a logical value; Otherwise, returns FALSE
 ISNONTEXT(value)
 Returns TRUE if a value is NOT text; Otherwise, returns FALSE
 ISNUMBER(value)
 Returns TRUE if a value is a number; Otherwise, returns FALSE
 ISODD(value)
 Returns TRUE if a value is an odd number; Otherwise, returns FALSE
 ISTEXT(value)
 Returns TRUE if a value is text; Otherwise, returns FALSE
 LCM(number, number, [number, ...])
 Returns the least common multiple of two or more numbers
 LN(number)
 Returns the natural logarithm of a number
 LOG(number, base)
 Returns the logarithm of a number, to a specified base
 LOG10(number)
 Returns the base 10 logarithm of a number
 MAX(number, [number, ...])
 Returns the largest value from a list of numbers
 MEDIAN(number, [number, ...])
 Returns the median (the middle value) of a list of numbers
 MIN(number, [number, ...])
 Returns the smallest value from a list of numbers
 MOD(dividend, divisor)
 Returns the remainder from a division between two numbers
 MODE(number, [number, ...])
 Returns the mode (the most frequently occurring value) of a list of numbers
 NOT(condition)
 Returns a logical value that is the opposite of a condition (ie. returns FALSE if condition is TRUE and returns TRUE if condition is FALSE)
 ODD(number)
 Returns a number rounded up to the next odd number
 OR(condition, [condition, ...])
 Returns TRUE if any of the conditions evaluate to TRUE, otherwise FALSE
 PI()
 Returns the constant value of Pi
 POW(number, power)
 Returns the result of a number raised to a power
 POWER(number, power)
 Returns the result of a number raised to a power
 PRODUCT(number, [number, ...])
 Returns the product of a list of numbers
 QUOTIENT(dividend, divisor)
 Returns the integer portion of a division between two numbers
 RADIANS(degrees)
 Returns degrees converted to a value in radians
 RAND()
 Returns a random number between 0 and 1
 RANDBETWEEN(min, max)
 Returns a random number between two integers
 ROUND(number, [places])
 Returns a number rounded up or down (following standard rules) to a certain number of decimal places
 ROUNDDOWN(number, [places])
 Returns a number rounded up to a certain number of decimal places
 ROUNDUP(number, [places])
 Returns a number rounded up to a certain number of decimal places
 SIGN(number)
 Returns the sign (+, , 0) of a number
 SIN(number)
 Returns the sine of a number
 SINH(number)
 Returns the hyperbolic sine of a number
 SQRT(number)
 Returns the positive square root of a number
 SQRTPI(number)
 Returns the square root of a number multiplied by the constant Pi
 SUM(number, [number, ...])
 Returns the sum of a list of numbers
 TAN(number)
 Returns the tangent of a number
 TANH(number)
 Returns the hyperbolic tangent of a number
 TRUE()
 Returns the logical value TRUE
 TRUNC(number, [places])
 Returns a number truncated to a certain number of significant digits by omitting less significant digits
 VALUE(text)
 Returns the text converted to a numeric value
Formula Arithmetic
 Negation Operator

A
converts A to a negative number  Percent Operator

A%
converts A to a percentage value by dividing it by 100  Exponentiation Operator

A ^ B
raises A number to the power of B  Multiplication Operator

A * B
multiplies A by B  Division Operator

A / B
divides A by B  Addition Operator

A + B
adds B to A  Subtraction Operator

A  B
subtracts B from A
Formula Comparisons
 Equal Condition

A = B
is TRUE when A is equal to B  Not Equal Condition

A <> B
is TRUE when A is not equal to B  Greater Than Condition

A > B
is TRUE when A is greater than B  Less Than Condition

A < B
is TRUE when A is less than B  Greater Than or Equal Condition

A >= B
is TRUE when A is greater than or equal to B  Less Than or Equal Condition

A <= B
is TRUE when A is less than or equal to B
Date Time
Dates can be tricky when moving between apps since each app has its own way of listing dates and times. These actions can help you get them in the format you need—and can let you add or subtract time to account for time zones and more.
Format  Change the format and time zone of a timestamp
To switch a timestamp to a different format or time zone from the one sent on, choose the Format utility from the dropdown. Then, insert the timestamp from the trigger app, and select the format the date is currently in, and the new format you want to use. If the format you want isn't available, select the Custom tab and create your own format by typing it in. Choose the format by referencing the table below:
Date/Time Custom Value Table
Token  Output  

Year  YYYY  2000, 2001, 2002 ... 2012, 2013 
YY  00, 01, 02 ... 12, 13  
Month  MMMM  January, February, March ... 
MMM  Jan, Feb, Mar ...  
MM  01, 02, 03 ... 11, 12  
M  1, 2, 3 ... 11, 12  
Day of Year  DDDD  001, 002, 003 ... 364, 365 
DDD  1, 2, 3 ... 364, 365  
Day of Month  DD  01, 02, 03 ... 30, 31 
D  1, 2, 3 ... 30, 31  
Day of Week  dddd  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday ... 
ddd  Mon, Tue, Wed ...  
d  1, 2, 3 ... 6, 7  
Hour  HH  00, 01, 02 ... 23, 24 
H  0, 1, 2 ... 23, 24  
hh  01, 02, 03 ... 11, 12  
h  1, 2, 3 ... 11, 12  
AM / PM  A  AM, PM 
a  am, pm  
Minute  mm  00, 01, 02 ... 58, 59 
m  0, 1, 2 ... 58, 59  
Second  ss  00, 01, 02 ... 58, 59 
s  0, 1, 2 ... 58, 59  
Subsecond  SSS  000, 001, 002 ... 998, 999 
SS  00, 01, 02 ... 98, 99  
S  0, 1, 2 ... 8, 9  
Timezone  ZZ  07:00, 06:00 ... +06:00, +07:00 
Z  0700, 0600 ... +0600, +0700  
Timestamp  X  1381685817 
Add/Subtract Time  Manipulate a date and/or time by adding/subtracting time
To adjust a date/time by a specific amount, use + or . Units can be "years", "months", "weeks", "days", "hours", "minutes", or "seconds". Here are some examples:
 +1 hour
 3 days
 +5 years +2 months 3 minutes
 +8h
This syntax is different from the syntax you would use to [modify a date/time in a date/time field](https://zapier.com/help/modifyingdatesandtimes/#adjustingdatesandtimes). The examples above apply only to the Add/Subtract Time utility in Formatter.
Other Utilities
Formatter also includes other tools:
 Pick from list: Choose an item from a commaseparated list.
 Lookup Table: Given a key and table of values, find the matching value.
 Lineitem to Text: Converts a lineitem field to text and separates values (sometimes called "flatten").
 Text to Lineitem: Converts a commaseparated list to a lineitem.
 Line Itemizer: Converts multiple text or lineitem fields to lineitems. Can be used to append or prepend to lineitems.
 Import CSV: Imports CSV files as Line Items to use in Zap steps.
Make Your Own Formatters
Need to reformat text, numbers, or dates into another format? Code by Zapier lets you tweak any fields from your apps with Javascript or Python code.