This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the REPLACE function in GoFormz.


REPLACE replaces part of a text string, based on the number of characters you specify, with a different text string.


REPLACE(text, startNumber, numberOfCharacters, newText)

The REPLACE function syntax has the following arguments:

  • text (Required) Text in which you want to replace some characters.
  • startNumber (Required) The position of the character in old_text that you want to replace with new_text. The first character begins at position 0.
  • numberOfCharacters (Required) The number of characters in old_text that you want the REPLACE function to replace with new_text.
  • newText (Required) The text that will replace characters in old_text.


Created fields with the following names and Default Values:

Field 1: abcdefghijk
Field 2: 2009
Field 3: 123456

FormulaDescription (Result)Result
=REPLACE([Field 1],5,5,"*")Replaces five characters in abcdefghijk with a single * character, starting with the fifth character (f).abcde*k
=REPLACE([Field 2],2,2,"10")Replaces the last two digits (09) of 2009 with 10.2010
=REPLACE([Field 3],0,3,"@")Replaces the first three characters of 123456 with a single @ character.@456