# Formula to format Phone Number?

Hi. I am trying to format a phone number column so the data will be easier to read when inserted into a DocuGen document. I have found ways to format dates and numbers but can’t seem to figure out phone numbers. I would like to take the standard 11 digit phone number and format it like below.

14445551212 >> (444) 555-1212

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

@psperry

These examples might get you started. Both basically assume all numbers are US.

The first is simple and will remove a leading “1”, numbers that don’t match the pattern will be returned but not formatted:

``````REGEXREPLACE({Phone}, "1" & CHAR(123) & "0,1" & CHAR(125) & "(...)(...)(....)", "(\$1) \$2-\$3")
``````

The second is more complex formatting longer #s as with extensions, shorter number will not be returned at all:

``````IF(AND(LEN({Phone})=10,LEFT({Phone}, 1) <> "1"), REGEXREPLACE({Phone}, "(...)(...)(....)","(\$1) \$2-\$3"), "") &

IF(AND(LEN({Phone})=11,LEFT({Phone}, 1) = "1"), REGEXREPLACE({Phone}, "1(...)(...)(....)", "(\$1) \$2-\$3"), "") &

IF(AND(LEN({Phone})>10,LEFT({Phone}, 1) <> "1"), REGEXREPLACE({Phone}, "(...)(...)(....)", "(\$1) \$2-\$3 x"), "")
``````

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Thanks so much for your help! I made an adjustment and am posting it below in case someone else has the same issue. I have three possible phone number formats in my case 4445551212, 14445551212, and +14445551212. Extensions are not currently an issue for us. The change I made:

``````IF(AND(LEN({Phone})=10,LEFT({Phone}, 1) <> "1"), REGEXREPLACE({Phone}, "(...)(...)(....)","(\$1) \$2-\$3"), "") &

IF(AND(LEN({Phone})=11,LEFT({Phone}, 1) = "1"), REGEXREPLACE({Phone}, "1(...)(...)(....)", "(\$1) \$2-\$3"), "") &

IF(AND(LEN({Phone})>11,LEFT({Phone}, 1) <> "1"), REGEXREPLACE({Phone}, "(..)(...)(...)(....)", "(\$2) \$3-\$4"), "")
``````

Thanks again!

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