Get started with Formatter

Formatter is Zapier’s built-in utility tool for transforming text, numbers, and other data into the format you need. Use Formatter when you need data in a different format than the format it’s coming in from your trigger or another step.

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You have a Zap that sends new PayPal customers to a MailChimp mailing list. PayPal shows your customers' full names and the detailed time and date they bought your product—but all you want is their first name and the day of the week. With Formatter, you can extract and format text the way you want before adding it to MailChimp.

With Formatter, you can:

Learn more about the different ways you can format your data and use Formatter in your Zaps.

Formatter transformations

All number transformations

Learn more about number transformations.

All text transformations

Learn more about text transformations.

All date / time transformations

  • Add/Subtract time
  • Format

Learn more about date / time transformations.

All utility transformations

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