How To Use Integromat To Split A Name Into First Name and Last Name?

How Can I Split A Name Into First Name and Last Name Using Integromat?

If you have been looking for how to split a name into first and last name using Integromat, here is a quick video showing you how to use a function to provide these values. I was trying to connect to my optin saas application Optinly and they have an intergration with Integromat, and within Optinly, your popups can get someone’s name. But because people may put in their first name only, but sometimes they will put in first and last name. And because of that, we want to be able to properly parse this information and put the values in the proper place for my automation CRM software.

So I went to view the documentation for Integromat to find out how to seperate the names, but as robust as the platform is, the answer was not as straight forward for me. So I finally was able to come up with the solution for splitting the name into first name and last name using Integromat.

Here are example for what you would need to do this using the split() function:

Example:

This will get the First Name
{{get(split(myparametername; space); 1)}}

This will get the Last or Second Name
{{get(split(myparametername; space); 2)}}

Can I Split A String Using Integromat?

You can also use the same function to split other text and also split by space, comma, or whatever your text strings are split by. I am passing data from one API to another for my email optin pages.

Remember, this can be used for other parameters you want to split that is seperated by space. If you need to split the data from a string that is separated by commas, you would just replace ‘space’ with a ‘,’ or whatever is being used as the seperater. I like using double pipe (||), but hey, that’s me.

If you would like to see the video I recorded demonstrating how this works, I have post the video below for you. If you have a chance, I would love for you to subscribe to my YouTUBE channel and also share this with your friends so that that they don’t have to waste hours like I did to find a solution for this issue.

Also, if you are looking for an Optin solution for building your email list, you should check out Optinly. I am a user and they are developing a very good application to build your email list. I have a very big advocate of building your email list, especially in these times where platforms can make changes that can negatively impact your reach to customers. You email list is yours and you own that information.

You will be able to stay in contact with your customers, send them offers of your products and services, and make sure that you can stay in front of them. If you are running Facebook Ads, (and you really should be if you are in business) you can use this targeted list to retarget them on Facebook and Instagram. This type of retargeting is like turning on the faucet for new sales as you aren’t wasting money on people who are not interested in your product.

If you have questions about building your email list, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Video of Using Integromat to split a name into First Name and Last Name:

Update, here is a video showing you how to use and ifempty() function in Integromat to split out the middle name as well:

p.s. If you are looking for a good alternative to Zapier for your data integrations or just a very flexible platform to connect with many systems and API’s, look no further than Integromat. I have been a user for years, and they don’t disappoint.

Also, if you are in the market for Optin software, check out Optinly