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String MATCH functions in one variable

I am trying to rename some items to a smaller format to save report space in a table I am building.

I have a column with multiple values that have to much text I need to bring down.

Example, the column would contain

BMW Motorsports

Ferrari Motorsports

Mercedes Motorsports

I want them to display as




An example of my formula so far is


I would like to do something like this =If(Match([Competitor];"*BMW*");"BMW";0) Else If(Match([Competitor];"*Ferrari*");"Ferrari";0)

But this is not working, suggestions?

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    Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 05:49 PM

    If you want to extract the first word from the string then use this.

    =Substr([Object];1;Pos([Object];" ")-1)

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