I have a string that contains one or more email addresses, for example:

email1@example.com, email2@example.com

I want to select just the first email address, which is doable with something like


That formula searches for a comma, but what do I do when there is only one value and no comma? If the email is simply email1@example.com then that formula throws an error on the find. Is there a better formula?


You can incorporate the IF and CONTAINS functions here:

    NOT(CONTAINS(EmailString, ',')),
    EmailString, /*your existing formula here*/

Basically, if there is no comma, just use the value, otherwise use the formula you already have.

  • OP could also append a comma to EmailString and use orig formula – cropredy Jul 19 '17 at 5:25

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