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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.

With Formatter, you can:

You can also use Formatter with AI to discover formatting options as you map your fields, and describe what you need in plain language, and Zapier will draft the relevant Formatter step for you.


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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.


Number transformations

Learn more about number transformations.


Text transformations

Learn more about text transformations.


Date / time transformations

Learn more about date / time transformations.


Utility transformations

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

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