TRIM DAX Function (Text)

Removes all spaces from a text string except for single spaces between words.


TRIM ( <Text> )
Parameter Attributes Description

The text from which you want spaces removed.

Return values

Scalar A single string value.

The string with spaces removed.


Use TRIM on text that you have received from another application that may have irregular spacing.

The TRIM function was originally designed to trim the 7-bit ASCII space character (value 32) from text. In the Unicode character set, there is an additional space character called the nonbreaking space character that has a decimal value of 160. This character is commonly used in Web pages as the HTML entity, &nbsp;. By itself, the TRIM function does not remove this nonbreaking space character.

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--  TRIM removes trailing and starting spaces from a string,
--  including multiple spaces within the string.
    VAR Test = "  DAX is          awesome !!!    "
        ( "Original", Test ),
        ( "Trimmed",  TRIM ( Test ) )
Value1 Value2
Original   DAX is          awesome !!!    
Trimmed DAX is awesome !!!

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Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.


Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.


This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.


A volatile function may return a different result every time you call it, even if you provide the same arguments. Click to read more.


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

DirectQuery compatibility

Limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures and calculated columns.
The state below shows the DirectQuery compatibility of the DAX function.


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